Once upon a time, sport – racing in particular – was all about winning.
The concept was simple; all athletes, canine, equine or human, fronted up for battle with this magnificently myopic focus on perpetual success.
In those days ‘narrative’ nomenclature was non-existent.
There were no ‘journeys’ or ‘campaigns’, and the concept of building towards ‘peak performance’ was only applicable, perhaps, when working toward the first Tuesday in November and our most iconic race.
Nobody saved themselves for next week and every war was waged as though it was the last.
It’s more than fair to say that life is very different now.
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