Welcome to Racing Girl.  My name is Tai Ryan, I've grown up in the racing industry but there's still so much more I want to learn.  Come along for the ride as we explore racing together! Read my full intro here.

July 27, 2019

As we round out July, the 2018/19 racing season is coming to a close and the anticipation for Spring is just around the corner.

When I reflect on the past season, many highlights come to mind. Our industry and the general public alike have embraced the amazing Winx and...

July 18, 2019

As part of their Equine Welfare Strategic Plan, Racing Victoria (RV) created the Off The Track program to drive demand for thoroughbreds into secondary roles following their racing careers. Since its inception, the program has sponsored over 700 events in which more th...

July 9, 2019

For the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria on the content and execution of their social media and marketing campaigns. It’s been a great experience, and I have learnt so much about the breeding industry. As I briefly m...

June 25, 2019

It’s the ultimate cliché – a young girl is given a rocking horse, falls in love with horses and dreams of one day not only owning her own pony, but spending her life surrounded by them. For Bailey Allen, it is a dream that has come true.

Growing up in Victoria’s Wangara...

June 18, 2019

As a child growing up on a 3000 acre sheep and beef farm in Dannevirke, on the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island, Justine Hales traversed the property and helped her parents with farm work from the back of her pony. Next month, she’ll be again traversing land...

June 11, 2019

Goldners Horse Transport have been putting horses first for the past 75 years and will continue to do so for an indefinite time. The brainchild of James Gustav (J.G.) Goldner and his wife Ethelene, the company started with modest beginnings, transporting horses from Mo...

June 5, 2019

In the pipeline for the last 4 years, my recent European adventure was originally instigated by my mum as a trip to Paris for Benji’s 10th birthday present (spoilt grandchild much?!) But with my Irish ancestory and a new found interest in international racing, I may ha...

May 30, 2019

Last Saturday, the inaugural National Jockeys Trust Appeal was held at Flemington, with the TAB leading the way in the fundraising stakes by donating 2% of tote turnover from bets placed on course. The day raised over $100,000 for the Trust, with donations still being...

May 21, 2019

The NSW Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Trust has been retraining racehorses to help them find quality new homes and careers in retirement since 2011. Recently rebranded to Team Thoroughbred NSW (TTNSW) to create a single brand for all of Racing NSW’s equine welfare progra...

April 23, 2019

Dedicated. Professional. Experienced. Benevolent. Battling. Exhausted. These words could be used to describe just about anyone who works in racing.

Today, breeder Leeanne Smith is preparing to transport her draft of 13 yearlings to Melbourne for this Sunday’s Inglis Mel...

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