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.
Ever wondered exactly what goes into preparing a young horse for their racing career? A few weeks ago I introduced you to a horse trained by Henry Dwyer – a So You Think x Alana’s Dream two year old filly (view that post here). Whilst she doesn't have an official stable nickname, for the sake of this story I'll refer to her as Lani. I've been following Lani through her educational process over the last 12 months as she heads towards the races for the first time... *Image cour
As one of the nation's biggest industries, the people involved in racing come from all walks of life and hold a multitude of different jobs and interests. But there's one core element that brings us all together - the horse. For without those majestic animals, there would be no racing industry. *The Racing Victoria website has dedicated pages to equine welfare. Find out more HERE At that core, is a deep seated love and respect for the animal. A respect that has seen long te
With bases across Dubai, Europe, Australia and America, Godolphin is one of racing's biggest global thoroughbred breeding and horse racing teams. Founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Team Godolphin's royal blue colours have become recognisable worldwide. *Team Godolphin. Images courtesy of Godolphin.com Every modern thoroughbred traces its beginnings to Arabia and the
'Greenery' is the Pantone Colour Institute’s 2017 Colour of the Year, which means it’ll no doubt be a strong fashion trend on track, especially come Spring. Unfortunately for some racegoers, the sight of so much green may send shivers up their spine, as it’s an old racing superstition that wearing green on track is very unlucky. I wore green to the races once… It was Gold Coast Magic Millions Day 2005 and my father's horse Snitzel, was running in the 2yo Classic. He was the