Watching my horse running fourth in The Cup last Tuesday I suddenly wondered… have we always known that putting small people on horses would help them win? Or did someone suddenly realise one day a few centuries ago? And did his competitors work it out? Maybe it was like Australia II’s winged keel?

"Gee, Fred’s doing well with his horse racing. I can’t work out how he does it."

"Yeah, what could be his advantage? What’s he changed in his strategy?"

"Maybe if we send in a spy to look at the underside of the horse?"

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.