The Australian Turf Club has fired senior staff and shut down its mounted security operation in the wake of a horse mistreatment scandal. The ATC's mounted security division takes in donated, retired racehorses and retrains them for life beyond the track. For seven years, the thoroughbreds have been used as horseback security patrols at race days, music festivals and doubled as props-for-hire at private events as well as modelling shoots for television shows including Australia's Next Top Model.
Four prominent greyhound racing identities have been unmasked as the key players in a lucrative scheme involving the large-scale exportation of unwanted dogs to Asia. Western Sydney-based brothers Mark and Steven Farrugia and Central Coast couple Sam and Patricia Cauchi have been found guilty of a total of 464 charges under the industry's racing rules, as part of an ongoing Greyhound Racing NSW inquiry into the unauthorised sale of animals into Macau, China, Vietnam – and even Dubai.
At one stage in their lives, these Australian greyhounds were the toast of their owners and were earmarked as future kings and queens of the track. At one stage in their lives, these Australian greyhounds were the toast of their owners and were earmarked as future kings and queens of the track. But after the curtain fell on their fleeting careers, they were onsold to China, where today their twilight years pass by in slow motion, trapped in a animal tourist park in Shanghai.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".