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.
I like winning. I also like seeing other people succeed, when their hard work and sacrifice is paid off with good results. Everyone knows that no one works quite as hard as a horse trainer, it's a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week job. But behind a trainer, is usually a pretty strong support team. The latest issue of Ladies in RACING magazine arrived in my mailbox late last week and one particular story written by Tim Guille caught my eye... the story of two brothers supporting ea
Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following the passing of America's First Lady of Racing, Helen "Penny" Chenery, on Saturday. She was 95 years old. Through her ownership of the 1973 US Triple Crown winner, Secretariat, Penny became a household name and paved the way for female participation in the Sport of Kings, not only in her home country, but around the world. *Image courtesy Secretariat.com Born Helen Bates Chenery on January 27th 1922, Penny developed
In Victoria, there are currently 69 metropolitan and country racetracks and 72 racing clubs. With over 500 race meetings hosted each year, the viability and consolidation of some of these tracks is an ongoing topic of conversation amongst participants. A recent drive through the suburb in which I was born had me reminiscing about childhood memories, as well as old racetracks. Twenty years ago, Mordialloc’s Epsom racecourse was a casualty of racecourse closure. A little resea
Shakespeare's Juliet may have asked 'What's in a name?' but right now I'm asking 'Who?' As you look through the form guide, you'll see that some races are named after businesses who have paid for the right to promote their brand, whilst others may be named after people, places or moments. As Spring Carnival approaches, I've delved into the names behind some of our upcoming features races: *Three-time Melbourne Cup winner, Makybe Diva. Image courtesy racing.com DATO' TAN CHI