HONG KONG & BETFAIR -- have the Australian-racing minders pulled the rug?
........... the new HK season may be open but it seems that Racenet and Punters.com have got a go-slow message.
Today the 'top 4 tips' and 'summary form comments' were missing from Racenet's contribution and the 'HK preview' assessment was apparently not published on PDC.
While my affection for HK racing is waning in the light of 'inflated fields' also corrupting their races ....... it is a real pity that Australian racing administrators cannot reach an accommodation with a business model that almost guarantees integrity by ensuring that a bet 'to win' is matched by a bet 'to lay' .
.... one likely reality is that the rort-funding of far-too-much Australian racing would not endure if punters were given a fair go................ and that would be best, overall, for the Australian communiry.
One converse , of course, is that Australian racing, offering a fair-go in association with a more aggressive Betfair, would be well placed to take pole-position globally.
First-mover advantage is a wondrous thing.