It might sound a little corny, but there is just so much going on in racing at the moment.
Turn it up
The Interdominions are upon us and they look to be one of the strangest yet. Just six New Zealand horses will contest the Melbourne series that starts at Melton tomorrow night.
Last week my comments on the Melbourne Cup losing some its lustre drew a mix of feedback. Some wholeheartedly agreed and others staunchly defended the great race.
Is it just me, or is the Melbourne Cup losing its wow factor? It just seems it has lost some of its magic and mystique.
I never thought I would say this, but Ashburton is the place to be this long weekend. It has an excellent card of gallops racing on Saturday and the harness racing on Monday looks just as good.
From a $A14 million sprint to a 3000m grass-track cup, there is everything a racing fan could possibly want on offer this weekend.
Another week into spring and there's more great racing in store, though, from a southern perspective, it will be impossible to top last weekend with Patrick Erin winning the Metropolitan.
Without fanfare, crowds or microphones, Racing Minister Winston Peters announced last week public submissions would be sought on the Messara review.
People in racing are simply incredible. Some would say a different breed, others that they are simply one of a kind.
It was hard not to be impressed with Racing Minister Winston Peters' address to the industry in Invercargill on Wednesday night.
If you ever wanted evidence that the South Island gets raw deals from the racing calendar, just turn back to Wednesday.
As you will all be well aware, this column is New Zealand's No1 place for racing's biggest issues to be debated, pondered and trawled through.
It seems everything in racing right now has a link to the Messara report. Almost no decision can be made without it being mentioned in some form.