Perception I suppose.
Imagine if Azkadellia won the Mel. cup and Peter Foster was wheeled out to do a winning owner's speech on Melbourne's biggest day.
Reminds me of the time a "Lady of The Night" was a part owner of a horse favoured to win the Grand National Hurdle at Flemington and the then, Chairman of the VRC, was going to refuse to present the trophy to the said Lady if the horse had won.
They could have written a book about that champion jumper and the scandal involving that high-class call girl, a gifted but unlicensed horseman, a television and radio personality, and an aspiring VFL footballer, although it was a long time ago, however it is still part of racing folklore.
That television personality went onto win a Gold Logie and one of his daughters won a Miss Australia title, whilst that VRL footballer has gone to be nationally recognised today in television commercials for an Australian primary food product.