Alan Jones' audience is large, but it may not be the audience that Nine wants in its new radio network.
Australia has so far avoided the fate of the US, where economic and political conditions have enabled a slide into fascism, but we still have the potential to follow America if our political class doesn't lift its game.
The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.
Majestic steeds take over Sydney, a couple of Labor figures spotted at The European and a confusing tweet about the death penalty.
The Opera House advertising stoush has caused headaches for Alan Jones and the NSW government, but has it done anything to damage NSW Racing's Everest horse race?
More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".
Alan Jones' Opera House meltdown has shone a light on the systemic power of the horse abuse industry in NSW, which commands an array of influential people to deliver its agenda.
Why stop at the Sydney Opera House? From war memorials to cathedrals, all public spaces should and must be given over to advertising.
Alan Jones' $3.7 million payout has surely underlined some reputational and financial concerns. Now, Nine has their own suit to fight.