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.
Pearly Whites. Chompers. Hounslow Heath. Grills. Your teeth are a necessary body part, but as anyone who has been to the dentist lately knows, they're an expensive one to maintain. People spend thousands of dollars to get the perfect smile. Braces, whiteners, crowns, dentures. Apparently we'll spend around 36 days of our lives brushing our teeth. As I write this, I'm wearing whitening strips I got from a Spring Carnival goodie bag. *Good dental hygiene is important for horses
One of the best aspects of the racing industry is all the different people you cross paths with. Lifelong friendships can be formed over just one common interest. It's a tough game, but I'm yet to meet anyone who isn't passionate about what they do. Highlighting this passion was one of the driving forces behind the creation of this blog. This week I went Behind the Barriers With entrepreneur, wife, mum and horse lover, Natasha Slade. *Natasha, with husband Bruce and son Maca
As we wrap up the Melbourne Spring Carnival at Sandown this Saturday, another arm of equestrian sport is just getting warmed up as the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (3DE) gets set to steal the spotlight in Adelaide this weekend. This prestigious competition is part of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Classics series which brings together the elite of the international equestrian Eventing circuit on six four-star Eventing competitions
At three o'clock today, 23 four-legged athletes will be in the barriers at Flemington racecourse - hooves stomping, ears pricked, adrenaline pumping - ready to contest the race that stops a nation. With their betting tickets (or smartphones) held tightly in their hands, patrons will be jostling for the best viewing position. Those not on the track will gather around television screens and radios. Cheese platters and champagne glasses will be put to the side, conversations cea
I'm writing this off-schedule blog to ask for your help to raise funds for brain cancer research. Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children, and adults aged under 40 in Australia. Yet alarmingly very little is known about brain cancer, its causes or how it is treated! *The official Walk 4 Brain Cancer event is on Sunday 5th Nov at Sydney's Centennial Park In 2016, Matt Callander was diagnosed with brain cancer. In August this year, entertainer Johnny Ruff