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Harnessing industry’s fresh talent

Harnessing industry’s fresh talent

Tony Morris, ‘the man you can’t ignore’, called me recently to share his delight in the young members of the Newmarket pedigree club, an informal group founded by the late Leslie Ha...

Restructure offers new hope for future

Restructure offers new hope for future

If plans currently being discussed by the principal organisations within the industry come to fruition, British racing will undergo its most radical structural change since the creation o...

Changes ahead for TBA and racing

Changes ahead for TBA and racing

A year ago, I supported the call for Tattersalls’ October Book 1 Yearling Sales to be delayed by a day, to provide for more time to view yearlings coming shortly after the Arc weekend...

ROA Leader, March 2011

ROA Leader, March 2011

As the Horsemen’s Tariff begins to get established, we must look at what it has so far achieved and knock down some of the misconceptions being portrayed by those who clearly want the t...

TBA Leader, March 2011

TBA Leader, March 2011

In my last leader I encouraged breeders to support the Horsemen’s Tariff, but also noted the need to ensure that the overall quality of the race programme, particularly opportunities fo...

ROA Leader, February 2011

ROA Leader, February 2011

As most ROA members have seen, the Horsemen’s Tariff has already received support from many prominent owners, trainers, breeders and jockeys. We would now like to see this enthusiasm sp...

TBA Leader, February 2011

TBA Leader, February 2011

Through this column, I would like to add my support to the Horsemen’s Tariff, which was launched in January. The tariff sets out the minimum values which the horsemen believe racecourse...

ROA Leader, January 2011

ROA Leader, January 2011

The fact that the Levy Board’s three independent members have made some reasonably encouraging recommendations to government must be seen by racing as a positive step. With so much gloo...

TBA Leader, January 2011

TBA Leader, January 2011

The TBA had another busy year in 2010 and this month I would like to ‘play safe’ and dedicate this leader to in-house matters, providing a brief end-of-year report highlighting the TB...

ROA Leader, December 2010

ROA Leader, December 2010

As the slow, painful process relating to the 50th levy scheme took its anticipated course, so a more accurate picture of what lies in wait for British racing in 2011 is gradually emerging...

TBA Leader, December 2010

TBA Leader, December 2010

At this time of the year it is customary to celebrate the achievements of the racing and breeding industry over the past 12 months and to make predictions for the year ahead. Unfortunatel...

The age of the mighty mares

The age of the mighty mares

In Europe we have Goldikova, America’s queen of the track until last November was the great Zenyatta and down under there’s a sprinter who treats her rivals with such contempt that he...

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