LIST OF EPISODES
Ep 14: Perfecting Pedigree Perusal
In a special episode, Fionnuala Timoney gives Gus the lowdown on her process for analysing a catalogue pedigree. Be it physical or digital, the catalogue is still the first port of call for many in the bloodstock industry when approaching the sale, but there is much, much more to a pedigree than simply what is on the ‘page’.
Ep 13: The Sexy Son
Byron Rogers and Gus run the rule over the recent Australian juveniles, and find that several measure up. They dig into an historic weekend in the Fragrant Harbour (AKA Hong Kong), assess Eclipse Award voters’ ability to have the honour, and look for bold new frontiers in money laundering.
Ep 12: The Peanut Gallery
Suman Hedge returns from sin city to join Gus, and regale him of his favourite first season sires. They also look at the proven ones, pay tribute to a true innovator and Gus sounds off on Phar Lap claims.
Ep 11: Burned Legs
Fionnuala Timoney joins Gus, to decide whether the sales company on the Gold Coast brought the magic to match the millions. They review the top lots, a few stars on the rise on the vendor front, pay tribute to a legend and Fionnuala even shares a link between a project she did on the Irish National Stud course and the a yearling Auction in 2023.
Ep 10: Buying Bargain Babies
Plus, sale day attire, trends to ignore, and sale ground nosh.
Ep 9: Let It Ride
Plus, jai alai punting, the America’s Cup and the Mount Rushmore of racing movies.
Ep 8: The Obligatory End Of Year Special
Plus, bold predictions for 2023 from the experts.
Ep 7: Ireland Doesn’t Have Emu’s
Fionnuala Timoney joins Gus, only to discover some impressive pedigree updates aren’t real! They query wet track rebounds and whether Aussies are big in the old world, pay tribute to a retiring superstar jockey and one that was taken too soon.
Ep 6: Racing’s Rodney Dangerfield
Byron has unlocked level 2 with Gus, and wants jumpers out of his feed. They talk all the action from the fragrant harbour (that’s Hong King), rate the most versatile training nations, and re-tackle the three-year-old classics’ place in the season conundrum. Plus, Jason Servis cops it, a multi million dollar payday doesn’t go to Byron, and a campaign to get a great horse the name recognition he deserves takes a root.
Ep 5: The Worst Movie Ever
Suman is back at the bar with Gus, well actually he is living off the grid….not by choice. They discuss the growing circus that is pre-sale, on-farm inspections of yearlings. Is it really necessary, and what are the ramifications for the farms that are selling the yearlings?
Ep 4: Lasagna & Fruit Loops
Gus goes on a crawl and catches up with Kristen Buchanan as she and apprentice Madi Derrick discuss: what it’s like growing up in the west, trying to strike big in the east, and the benefits of being female in what has traditionally been a man’s world, and what the future might hold for Western Australian racing.
Ep 3: Breeders and Dreamers
Ep 2: The Pattern Should Not Exist
Byron Rogers hops on a stool next to Gus and holds forth on some momentous announcements from the world of horse racing, breeding, licensing and selling. Plus, what’s the in a name? How can British racing afford itself? And what is a gelding?
Ep 1: Get Better Not Bitter
Gus is joined at the bar by Suman Hedge to look back over a pretty mega week in the world of horse racing. From Melbourne to Kentucky, racing’s cup(s) runneth over. Plus Suman loves a red horse, both big and small whilst Gus cans the TAB computers. Pull up a pew and join us.