Author: Michael Wallace

It’s a small and shrinking world

We hear it constantly, not just in our thoroughbred industry, but the world over – “The world is becoming a smaller place”. It’s true. The power of the internet, phone, email, satellite, facetime, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook all bring us closer together each day, regardless of whether we like this fact or not. At times […]

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Reality bites – the time has arrived for less conversation and more action

We’ve all read, absorbed, debated, argued, preached and at times yelled and screamed in frustration over the current state of the New Zealand racing industry and the way forward, particularly through the blueprint provided in the recently commissioned Messara Report.

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Maybe I got this wrong

I’ll put my hand up. The New Zealand Cup Week in Christchurch has never been my thing.
The trots aside, which I have little to zero knowledge of, I’ll be honest when saying I wasn’t overly comfortable in having the Group 1 NZ 1000 and 2000 Guineas held this week in Christchurch.

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Through The Wide Lens | A Breeders’ Cup spectacular

The Breeders’ Cup! Wow, what a show, big and bold.
It’s well planned, promoted, broadcast and hosted for all involved, participants and fans alike. They do it very well.
Staged this year at Churchill Downs, Louisville, the home of the Kentucky Derby, it once again provided a theatre for the best horses, jockeys and trainers to converge, to determine the best.

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