Garry’s Corner: News

5 August 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

Well, another year of racing over. The excitement of a new season, new crops of age groups, you’ve got to be enthused – if not, why be involved? Our involvement covers all aspects. We invest …

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29 July 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

It was nice last week when one of my five readers found the time to reprimand meciting the lack of a Corner. To realise that in the hustle and bustle of poppingchampagne corks, watching a …

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5 July 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

The five faithful readers will be conscious that The Corner does not dig into the politics of our powerful country. Until now. You see, we six, me and you, will have gone close to cardiac …

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1 July 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

I read with interest the recent article on the restructuring of TabCorp, the isolating of their interest in the Casino and Lottery component from the wagering on the three racing codes and sports betting. As …

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23 June 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

You know the season is about to close when the icy blast of winter strikes. Sure there is a month to go, but apart from the Group 1 Tatts Tiara, we are now into winter …

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8 June 2022

The Corner with Garry Chittick

We who stand stallions need the resilience of battle-scarred Army Commanders. The knocks we have all encountered in our quest for the right career-changing animal entitles one to reflect on the experts who have never …

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23 May 2022

The corner with Garry Chittick

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

The Corner with Garry Chittick

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

The Corner with Garry Chittick

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

The corner with Garry Chittick

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

The corner with Garry Chittick

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

The corner with Garry Chittick

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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