Just watched the replays of the Dalby races Today. The complete ineptitude of Stewards never ceases to amaze me. When they interview some of these morons for these jobs why don't they get someone with even a basic knowledge of Racing to test their skills.
They don't ; because I would suggest that those doing the hiring are just as incompetent as those applying. Watch the run of a well fancied runner in the last at Dalby. I think he ran 5th . I know the horse and I am the first to agree that he is limited (extremely) But so was the opposition. How was he tailed off ten lengths against these cattle ? Don't go looking in the "Stewards Report" , you wont find anything there. Sure he was coming back in trip; but he is still a 1000 metre winner , so he is probably not getting ready for Oakbank.
The so called "Stewards " job is to ask the question. That is all they have to do . There are three possibilities why they didn't. A) they are simply incompetent B) they were in a hurry to get a home or C) they don't want to start something as one steward once said to me. The sad fact is that the taxpayer is forking out millions every year in the name of "Integrity". It isn't "Integrity". It is window dressing.