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Do Many People Insure Their Horses?

8th May 2005 This often asked question has been partly answered in an excellent recently published book on America’s Billion-Dollar racehorse industry. Written by the Daily Racing Forms journalist and author of The Lives, Times and Past Performances of the 20th...

Safety Around Horses

3rd July 2005   By Carolyn Jarman There is no such thing (in my opinion) as a foolproof horse. I have taught riding and handling of horses most of my life and there will always be an element of doubt.  Some horses can be trusted completely but the human element...

What Happens To Old Racehorses

19th July 2005 WHAT HAPPENS TO OLD RACEHORSES "CHIEF DE BEERS" Just over a decade ago, a son of Hula Chief and Diamonds For Rosie called Chief De Beers thrilled race goers with a sterling victory in Doomben’s time honoured annual feature Group 1 sprint – the Doomben...

Goddam OCD’s

23rd August 2005 Osteochondritis Dessicans Bone chips and other skeletal problems are common occupational hazards for both young horses and people who buy and sell them. Young horses are 500 to 1000 pound animals supported on legs with bones the size of broom...

The History of the Gabba Greyhound Racing Club

29th August 2005 The History of the Gabba Greyhound Racing Club The founding of the Gabba Greyhound Racing Club at the same ground as Brisbane's hallowed home of Test cricket - Woolloongabba - would prove to be one of the great success stories of post World War 2...

Country Racing

21st September 2005 COUNTRY RACING In my time, Docket was one. River Ridge another, indeed one of the best. And then there were the likes of Queer Street and Solo Lad and the bonny mare, Black Look, no more than a pony. And Merry Jack. As true as steel. One day in the...

The Golden Slipper – A Breeders’ Dream

28th September 2005 THE GOLDEN SLIPPER - A BREEDERS’ DREAM The late Dan Buffier was a third generation Aussie and one of the most respected breeders in a great era in the history of the thoroughbred industry. Just before he died, well-known thoroughbred identity...

Racing into a New Era

9th October 2005 Racing into a New Era By a remarkable coincidence Dash for Cash, the first top grade performer by Secret Savings (USA), the sire of 2005 AJC Breeders' Plate winner Super Savings, the first winner to be 'zapped' in the mounting yard prior to performing...

Phar Lap: The best that ever was?

17th October 2005 Phar Lap: The best that ever was? by Ross Stapleton. October 20, 2005 finally sees the DVD release of “Phar Lap” – the best Australian sports movie ever made. His legend remains familiar to generations as one of our two greatest sporting icons...

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