Sep 9, 2020

By Terry Kennedy

World’s First Horse Racing League

Not Fantasy – It’s Real

The world’s first horse racing league was today officially launched around Australia, signalling a bold new era for an industry historically known as “Sport of Kings”.

The Racing League is positioned to revolutionise the industry, smashing down the barriers to racehorse ownership and allowing all Australians the opportunity to own, not one but six premium level thoroughbreds for only $200.

Sporting legends will head-up the unique teams based league, with State pride and rivalry unleashing the powers of tribalism between opposing teams.

The Racing League’s inaugural season will see the Queensland Rogues taking on the New South Wales Tycoons, the Vic Husslers and the Black Hearts from Western Australia.

The names are all designed around famous horses to create a bit of fun, rivalry and banter among the competing state domiciled teams and their owners, who’ll all be engaged not only through the passion for their horses but now also uniquely through their team.

“It’s the new game in town, it’s not fantasy, it’s real and the only sport where you can own the participants” said The Racing League, CEO Steve Brown.

“Industry leaders are on record as saying micro-ownership is the future of the sport and they are right”.

“There’s something quintessentially Australian about the racing industry and it should be available to everyone, and now it is through The Racing League” said Brown

State of Origin legends Laurie Daley (NSW Tycoons) and Billy Slater (Qld Rogues) can’t wait to once again battle for State superiority.

“There’s nothing better than beating Queensland, I can’t wait for the Tycoons to take to the track” said Daley.

While Slater is more than up for the challenge “I think Laurie forgot Queensland won 9 Origin series in a row and as a team of 1000’s of Queenslanders in combination…the Rogues won’t be beaten in TRL” said Slater.

Hawthorn premiership legend and Brownlow medallist Shane Crawford is a proud Victorian who had no doubt the Vic Husslers are the team to beat. “Victoria is the capital of racing in this country and the Vic Husslers will only prove that again” said Crawford.

While in the West, Brittany Taylor was born into racing and inbetween riding trackwork for her dad Jim every morning and fronting Sky Racing’s coverage is determined to cause an upset in The Racing League’s inaugural season “ I think that the east coast will quickly find out that in terms of parochialism for their state, no one will come close to the West Australian” Taylor said.

The Racing League is the new game in town, it’s bold, it’s brash and it’s disruptive and now everyone can afford to be a player on one of Australian sports biggest stages.