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.
The 2017 Spring Racing Carnival kicks off this Saturday with the season's first Group 1 race, the $1million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Melbourne Racing Club are offering all AFL Club members free entry as well as a mini Gin Festival at their new Tanqueray Lawn. All the action from Sydney's Chelmsford Stakes Day (and Winx's shot at 19 straight wins), will also be shown live. *It's not Cox Plate Day without Daryl! Image courtesy MVRC With program changes
Natural therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Ayurveda, have fast become commonplace inclusions in our daily lifestyles. But did you know many trainers also incorporate natural therapies into their horse's routines to provide an holistic approach to their health and well being? *Acupuncture provides the same benefits to horses as it does humans. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, all living beings are a road map of energy conduits that carry en
Spring is officially 16 days away but the breeding season has already well and truly begun. The major studs have sent out their invitations for their upcoming Stallion Parades and Instagram is already awash with gorgeous newly arrived foals. The breeding industry is one I have not had a great deal of involvement with, but there is one stallion who I love following and who holds a special place in the Ryan household - Snitzel. *Australia's Champion Sire Snitzel. Photo courtes
Spring Carnival is just around the corner and if the racewear Facebook groups are anything to go by, the outfit planning is already well underway! But it's not just all about the dress and millinery. I spoke to Karen Bytel, owner and founder of Bag Queen, to find out a little more about a Racing Girl's most valued accessory for Spring (after her racebook and champagne of course!) *A selection of the Bag Queen Spring Collection. Image: Bag Queen. Karen, tell us a little about
As I'm sure you're all aware, today is the 1st August. It's a date that holds strong significance in the racing industry for two reasons - it is the official birthday of all horses in the Southern Hemisphere and it is also the start of a new racing season. Seems like the perfect excuse for a celebration... a Celebration of Firsts. *The Regular Show's Party Horse Firstly, a huge congratulations to all the trainers, jockeys and their hardworking teams behind the scenes, who to