In psychology, they call it insight – and we’ve all experienced it.
Insight is that magical moment that materializes when suddenly, and without warning, one accesses the solution to a pressing problem. Often a problem one has toiled over without making any obvious progress.
Spirit Of St Louis has reached insight in 2022.
LET’S have the same again, please.
That was one heck of a weekend of feature race, starting with yet another stirring WA feature and rolling into a PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup for the ages.
But what makes it even more exciting is the racing calendar paves the way for a repeat in just under two weeks.
Two sensational open class Group 1s hold sway this weekend in the trots.
Despite the lack of interstate representation in this year’s Western Australian contests for obvious reasons, the local contingent has drawn together a star studded line up.
The PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup has always been an incredibly deep event, and its positioning on the calendar means that it's often a logical lead up ahead of the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup in a fortnight's time.
The world has endured unthinkable challenges for two years.
Right here right now, COVID-19 is still haunting our everyday life. The masks are back. The case numbers are sky high. The concern is real.
But, harness racing is prevailing. And there's simply no better way to showcase the sport than Vicbred Super Series finals night.
In much simpler times, we’d be having regular discussions about boom horses from New Zealand and whether or not they were set to teach our best a lesson when they arrived in Australia.
With the ongoing COVID-19 battle and very few horses making the trip across the Tasman, these conversations have been few and far between.
But one has emerged in recent weeks and it centers around the three-year-old fillies’ crop.
The highlight of tonight’s epic Breeders Crown meeting at Melton won’t just be another chapter in the iconic harness series.
It could develop into a full-blown Shakespearean drama.
Such are the tantalising twists and turns scripted for the $200,000 three-year-old fillies’ final, it’s a rare occasion when the princesses of pacing will hold centre stage over the leading men of the code.
If this was any normal filly crop, the tale of greatness would already be written, with any one of Ladies In Red, Bettor Twist or Beach Music lauded a freak of their era.
Eleven breeders have co-authored the following to Harness Racing Australia, in regards to its April 16 announcement titled 'Proposed Stallion Levy to Fund $2m Additional Prizemoney'.
The letter's being published here in thetrots.com.au's new space, The Forum, which is designed to encourage conversation in the sport.