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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.

June 6, 2017

'Greenery' is the Pantone Colour Institute’s 2017 Colour of the Year, which means it’ll no doubt be a strong fashion trend on track, especially come Spring.  Unfortunately for some racegoers, the sight of so much green may send shivers up their spine, as it’s an old ra...

May 2, 2017

Stand at the mounting yard fence or take a look through the form guide and the amount of gear a horse might wear, its use and how it may affect performance, can be a little daunting.

In the early stages of a horse's education, it can be a trial and error process to dete...

April 4, 2017

At all levels of sport, professional athletes have a coach, support team and a range of equipment, technologies and scientific research to aid them in their quest for sporting excellence.  Thoroughbred racehorses are no different.

In the same way athletes increase their...

March 21, 2017

Ladies Day may have officially been 2 weeks ago, but Saturday’s Longines Golden Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens was once again all about the girls.  Fillies won half of the 10 race program, celebrities and fashionistas mingled with racing royalty and after 16 da...

March 14, 2017

Last Friday afternoon I found myself at Melbourne's Park Hyatt, surrounded by 350 immaculately dressed women (and a handful of men) at the annual Victorian Wakeful Club’s Lady of Racing Award Luncheon

 *2016/17 Lady of Racing Award recipient Barbara Saunders (left) wi...

March 7, 2017

A tribute to the unsung heroes of racing industry. On Friday 2nd March, 22 year old track rider Riharna Thomson, lost her fight for life following a tragic trackwork accident at Canberra Thoroughbred Park during

February 28, 2017

One of the best parts about being involved in the racing industry is all the people you meet, from so many different walks of life. Today, let me introduce you to Ballarat based horse trainer, Pat Cannon...

Princess Park Thoroughbred Farm is a boutique and holistic thor...

February 21, 2017

The start of a new year usually means long summer days, resolutions, and time out.  For the racing industry, it means yearling sale season.

The Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale kicks off the first crop to go under the hammer, closely followed by New Zealand Bloodstoc...

February 18, 2017

Hi there and welcome to Racing Girl

Who am I, why am I doing this and what’s this blog all about?

My name is Tai Ryan and racing is literally in my blood. My father Gerald Ryan is a jockey turned successful trainer. My maternal grandfather, Les Coles, rode Even Stevens...

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