Mission Statement:

The Straight is committed to providing independent, thorough, accurate, and insightful coverage of the wagering, racing and breeding industries. Our mission is to be a trusted source of information for those involved professionally and/or commercially in the thoroughbred industry.

We offer in-depth analysis, engaging narratives, and comprehensive reporting that reflects the passion and complexity of thoroughbred racing.

The editorial coverage and decision-making of The Straight is determined by the editorial team, headed by the Managing Editor. 

Any advertisers, commercial partners or investors in The Straight will have no influence on the editorial agenda. 

Core Values:

Accuracy and Integrity

The Straight prioritises accuracy in our reporting, using fact-checking and verification to ensure the highest standards of content.

We value integrity utmost in our dealing with both our audience and the subject matter of our stories. 

In an instance where we make a mistake, we will acknowledge it in an appropriate way and where possible and practical, issue a correction. 

Fairness and Impartiality

We strive to provide a platform that encourages open dialogue and diverse perspectives within the thoroughbred industry.

We may publish opinion or agenda style commentary, which may present personally held views, but such commentary is held to a standard that it is fair and accurate.  

Comprehensive Coverage

The Straight aims to cover all facets of the thoroughbred industry across the wagering, racing and breeding/bloodstock industry. We encourage our journalists to delve into the complexities of the industry, exploring the nuances that shape the world of thoroughbred racing.

Audience Facing

We actively engage with our readership, fostering a sense of community and connection among the thoroughbred industry. Feedback is valued, and we are open to constructive criticism that helps us improve our content. However, published comments on the platform must conform to our editorial standards.


By adhering to these principles and guidelines, The Straight aims to be a reliable, informative, and authoritative resource for the thoroughbred industry. 

Any questions about the Editorial Charter can be directed through the contact form below.