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.

November 1, 2017

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 caus...

October 31, 2017

Leading the charge to Moonee Valley on Saturday was my slightly Winx-obsessed 8 year old son, and a close friend visiting from Townsville, in town to tick the big race off her bucket list. Whilst I would have been happy to view it from my couch, we donned the hats and...

October 24, 2017

With the Caulfield Cup run and won, the spotlight now turns to Moonee Valley and champion mare Winx on Saturday. Winx is chasing both her 22nd consecutive race win and her third consecutive Cox Plate win. If she crosses the line in first place, she'll equal Kingston To...

October 16, 2017

"A woman is not really dressed unless she is wearing a hat." Virginia Graham, US talk show host. 

This quote never rings more true than right now, in the middle of Spring Carnival.  The races have become one of the very few places where we put in the extra effort to rea...

October 10, 2017

Benji and I, along with 20,000 other Melbournians, spent Saturday at Flemington cheering home Winx as she took out her 21st straight victory. According to Benji's Junior Garmin, over the day we walked 17,318 steps. I did it in heels. Comfortable heels, but heels none-t...

October 3, 2017

Due to popular demand, Racing Kid is back... Benji has once again taken over my blog! Enjoy... 

 *Benji having a chat with Apache Cat at Caulfield. 

Hi, it's Benji here again! On Sunday I went to Caulfield for Underwood Stakes Day.  It was also Clip Clop C...

September 26, 2017

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 pre...

September 19, 2017

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, P...

September 12, 2017

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 d...

September 5, 2017

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 peop...

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