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Trainer Pitch: Matt Cumani

If the racing industry is all about breeding and bloodlines, than Matt Cumani was always destined for success. The son of the legendary Luca Cumani, Matt has clearly had a unique insight to the “art of racehorse training” not only from his father but many of the world’s best. Now this son of Luca and…

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Trainer Pitch: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are a formidable partnership both on and off the track. They first met as two Kiwi teenagers working at the Kranji track, things took their natural course and the pair moved back to New Zealand as a couple and started their training partnership. Trent and Natalie now train out of…

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Trainer Pitch: Peter Moody

Peter Moody is a born again horse trainer, a larger than life character but even he had trouble taming AFL Legend Shane Crawford on a recent visit to his farm. Pete’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary, starting from the dusty race tracks of far North Queensland before culminating with victory at Royal Ascot with…

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Trainer Pitch: Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes

For Six Decades and now 3 Generations, the name Hayes has not only been synonymous with racing in this country, but with success at the highest level. From the legendary, Colin Hayes, to David and now his son Ben along with nephew Tom Dabernig are carrying on the most impressive tradition. Nothing markets like success…

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Trainer Pitch: Ciaron Maher

The competition to train for YOU as an owner in The Racing League is going to another level virtually on a daily basis. Champion trainer Ciaron Maher is the latest to answer the challenge. Originally they said he was only a “former jumps jockey” a trainer of “hurdlers” but now Ciaron Maher is at the…

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This Weekend in Racing: Winterbottom Stakes

Just For Laughs The trainer pitches for the TRL are creating great debate on social media and now plenty of laughs. Don’t forget as an Owner in TRL, you get to VOTE for WHO trains YOUR horses. Tony Gollan and Rob Heathcote were first to pitch for the Queensland Rogues and now Toby and Trent…

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Trainer Pitch: Mick Price & Michael Kent

State passion, rivalry or tribalism, whatever you would like to call it, has been fever pitch the past few weeks with Queensland upsetting New South Wales in the State of Origin decider. And we’ve seen that boil over in our trainer pitches with the likes of Rob Heathcote and Tony Gollan “bleeding Maroon” in their…

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This Weekend in Racing: Vote for your Trainer & The Railway Stakes

VOTE FOR YOUR TRAINER There was some panic among a few TRL owners this week that VOTING for your trainers was to be done on social media and social media only. Well, let me pour cold water on that grass fire very quickly. All owners will get to VOTE (if they choose) and it won’t…

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This Weekend in Racing: Ipswich Looking for a New Roof

It’s hard to imagine but the biggest cheer of the week on a racetrack came on Wednesday at Ipswich of all places. “It’s Excel In The Sun for miRunners, listen to them cheer, they’ve lifted the roof off the grandstand” Okay it was a figure of speech, but Sky Racing’s Queensland broadcaster Josh Fleming nailed…

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More than just Race Day

The glitz, the glamour and the celebrations on race day is very much the public persona of the racing industry. Jockeys and trainers are among our most famous of sports people in this country…many are household names. But scratch the surface and you’ll come to appreciate just how small the actual race day is for…

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