Talking Horses: Champions Day tips, plus Wright on music-racing parallels

By: Greg Wood Saturday 17 October 2020

Racehorse owner and founder of Chrysalis Records has high hopes for Wonderful Tonight on Champions Day

More than half a century after he founded Chrysalis Records and almost 40 years after he bought his first racehorse, Chris Wright can see at least one parallel between the music industry and the sport of kings.

“There is one thing which is incredibly similar,” he said on Friday, “and it’s why I think racing is a reasonably natural fit for someone like me. In the music business, you go out of your way to sign artists you think have got the talent and ability to make it, and some of them are expensive to sign and some are not so expensive. You might see a group in a pub that no one else has seen, and you might sign them for less money.

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