MONEY makes the world go around. So sang Liza Minnelli in the musical Cabaret, and how right she was. On the other hand, lack of money is a curse and causes trouble of all kinds.

The proposal by the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association to have owners’ bills paid through Horse Racing Ireland is meeting with some initial opposition. However, the proposal is necessitated by the fact that so many trainers in Ireland are struggling to make ends meet, and some of this pressure is coming from the non- or late-payment of bills. What is a trainer to do?