The politics of horse racing are quite beyond me. Just how does the industry keep conning governments to give it concessional treatment compared with other forms of gambling when the chief beneficiaries are a handful of international breeders? But let’s not be churlish.
It is Spring Carnival time in Melbourne with the Caulfield Cup to be run and won tomorrow. And to set the thoroughbred mood an example of how the advertising industry can sometimes be mildly amusing.
I have searched in vain for an Irish connection so I can provide a joke of a tip for the Caulfield Cup so I will fall back to hoping that my regular lunching mate Robbie Waterhouse showed his normal impeccable judgment when he selected No 15 Descarado for his wife Gai Waterhouse to purchase for her stable. That’s an impudent little tip for you!