The Royal Blue of Godolphin Darley has again presented the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry with a quality array of five new sires standing across Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley and Northwood Park, Victoria.
Things were also happening off track in Melbourne, largely unreported, as former Racing Victoria chairman David Moodie, going to the Supreme Court to challenge Victoria’s independent Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna’s findings.
If things don’t improve, The Everest will simply be a very lucrative but very humdrum Group 1 sprint, with nothing really special about it other than the prizemoney. If that happens, then the whole concept of The Everest has to be brought into question.
When Under The Louvre won last years Straddie on the redevloped track there was a promise it would be much better in 12 months’ time. Yet tomorrow we find ourselves running the Straddie at Doomben as we did 2 years ago?
Way back in 1945, George Orwell wrote the allegorical novel “Animal Farm” as a satire on Communism. The famous quote at the end of the novel is “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.