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.

April 17, 2019

Royal Randwick racecourse, 2004. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes would be Lonhro’s last race day before retirement and he was going for his fifth straight win that campaign. The sun was shining, the stands were bursting and the grounds were awash with the colour cerise. Pro...

April 9, 2019

Why do I love horse racing? Let me count the ways…

  • The history - The stories and traditions. The record breakers and the trailblazers.

  • The diversity - The rich and the poor. The movers and shakers. The heroes and villains.

  • The celebration - The glamour and...

February 1, 2018

Wow, it's hard to believe it's February already! I hope everyone is having a very safe and happy start to the year. 

As I mentioned in my final post for 2017, there's no such thing as a holiday in the racing industry. January has already been filled with yearling sales,...

December 20, 2017

Even though 2017 is drawing to a close and offices are wrapping up, there's still plenty going on in the racing industry (it literally never stops!). There's been plenty of news and tidbits in December, and here are just a few:

 *We're racing towards...

December 12, 2017

Flemington. Randwick. Doomben. Morphettville. Whilst we can all run off the names of our more popular racetracks, did you know there are over 2600 race meetings held annually at over 360 registered racecourses around Australia?

Racing's premier docum...

December 5, 2017

It's that time of year again - Christmas season has arrived! As an early-December baby, I usually try to avoid the Christmas fanfare until after my birthday, but it's getting harder to do that when Benji gets so excited by it all! So in the spirit of giving (and whilst...

November 28, 2017

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, de...

November 21, 2017

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...

November 15, 2017

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 week...

November 6, 2017

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 h...

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