Fall/Autumn/ 2015

In this issue you can read about Surfers Paradise in Queensland—a town that breathes horse racing, Lester Piggott who turns 80-years-old in November, Cajun racing, before Before American Pharoah was king and much more!

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  • Turfers Paradise

    Australian horse racing is more than just the Melbourne Cup. At the Gold Coast in Queensland, you can experience racing in an environment that at first glance looks more suited for beach life. Here Surfers Paradise is not only a term, it’s the actual name of a town. Although we feel that it could just as well be called Turfers Paradise. In January 2016, it will be home to one of the 10 highest-paid race meetings in the world.

    Happy birthday Lester!

    In this new age photogenic and PR conscious sport personalities, Lester Keith Piggott would have been very much the odd man out. It is unlikely he would have had any interest whatsoever in the brave new world of social media, preferring to write his own headlines from the saddle.

    Post cards from Cajun country

    Gary McMillen takes us to Louisiana—a part of USA where racing is very different. The roots of some of the best horse people ever.