Garry’s Corner: News

23 May 2022

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I have been invited to the 150th Jubilee Dinner of the Masterton Racing Club. The Wairarapa Racing Club was formed two years later. It says a lot about our rural community and their enjoyment of …

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11 May 2022

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I have just returned from a drive around the Stud. This still gives me great pleasure, and so it should. In this modern day and with technology, every horse on the property can be identified …

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27 April 2022

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You, my now five readers, will not remember or may not have known, that the Racing Authority (the Board in control of the income provided by the TAB prior to Minister of Racing John Falloon …

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11 April 2022

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And so it ends. Yes, the major yearling sales are over for yet another year. What a finale at the Inglis Australian Easter Sale, with million-dollar horses a dime a dozen, vendors with reserves unheard …

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30 March 2022

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I have included, for the five of you, a snippet of our industry as perceived many years ago. You know how often I dwell on the loss of our mana. Why? Well, most don’t just …

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11 March 2022

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I was privileged twenty years ago to be asked to Chair the NZ Racing Board. Some would have you believe the role is the poisoned chalice, but, as with all things in life, if you …

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24 February 2022

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I often ponder how close the effects of cynicism and paranoia are. My cynicism stems from years of observing the behaviour of all those that affect my ability to function. The beauty of cynicism is …

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6 February 2022

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We are hard at it, well someone is, with yearling preparation in full swing. This vital component in the racing industry cycle has never before been confronted with so much uncertainty. Sure, the thoroughbred market …

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26 January 2022

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Well, we are, as owners, to be rewarded with increased stakes. Well it is a start. In fairness to our leaders, marginal increases are probably all we can expect in these difficult times. Not all …

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21 January 2022

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Well, the yearling sales are underway. We sent four across to the Magic Millions, averaging $460k. Amazing! How do they do it with a clearance rate of 94 per cent? This is a staggering endorsement …

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14 January 2022

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You will be surprised at Mary’s and my hospitality on New Year’s Eve. We were certainly surprised when at 9pm we wandered home to these unwanted guests. As darkness crept in towards midnight, this group …

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23 December 2021

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Hi you five! What do you know, it’s Christmas. Does that make a great deal of difference to you? Of course it does, it is a yardstick for the year, a time that confirms we …

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