Helen Thomas

Total 4 Posts

Northern exposure - Australian mares and their passports to success

As shuttle stallion numbers in Australia reduce, breeders looking to access the world’s strongest bloodlines are turning to shuttling mares back the other way.

How Rachel King became a queen of the Japanese riding ranks

From racing fans queuing for her autograph to the perfectionist nature of the thoroughbred scene, Rachel King says Japan’s passion for horse racing is something to behold.

How a stalled $4 million project divided New Zealand and Australian racing authorities

A troubled data project has caused a rift between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing and Racing Australia over a multi-million cost blowout.

Yulong rising - How an emerging global behemoth is shaking-up Australia's thoroughbred industry

Helen Thomas explores the spectacular rise of Yulong and the questions it raises for the broader thoroughbred industry.
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