“Fabulous, fabulous race” stated legendary sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney as the new sprinting sensation Redzel, and his seven fellow Group 1 winners in a 13 strong field, lined up for the weight-for-age Gr1 Darley Stakes 1200m at Flemington.
How long does racing in Australia have to continue to operate under the disjointed and completely inexplicable regime of having differing integrity rules and practices in each jurisdiction? Put bluntly, it simply makes it to complex.
You may had heard miserable pundits says this would be the worst Cox Plate in history or that because of her domination and lack of opposition, the crowds will stay away. They had to fill a space somehow?
I’ve already admitted to some misgivings about the whole concept of The Everest, but Grinch time is over. The hype around the race is huge, so I may as well jump on the bandwagon. The race is on, so who is going to get to the summit first?
Does racing have a media person that is willing and able to drive the sports passion with its customers?
The AFL, NRL and other big sports have media types that divide with their opinions and outspoken ways......racings' customers are holding out hope someone is ready to step up