PP7 You seem to get angry and high and mighty about all the wrong things.
In 25 years time this particular issue will be on that list.
I do not believe the racing industry is capable ( nor do they want to ) of investigating this properly.
Do I? Angry and high and mighty? I've seen some of your flashes of anger on the footy threads and the TAB threads and don't think I can match that
I do not agree with you when you say:I do not believe the racing industry is capable ( nor do they want to ) of investigating this properly.
and it demonstrates you are not getting the point I am trying to make.
That is that Racing Victoria has done the right thing. As soon as it has been discovered they have gone public and strongly urged the parties in question to stand aside (at least partially) until everyone has their day in court.
What else could they have done? The only other option open to RV would have been to sweep it under the carpet - then I'd say you have an integrity problem.
When people speak of "the integrity of Victorian racing", I interpret that as meaning they have a problem with the integrity of the administrative body Racing Victoria and the race clubs, not to mention all participants in the industry in Victoria.
Why should the actions of a few people cast aspersions on the entire Victorian Racing Industry, as the media are quite clearly doing now. It is the "angle" of the media in constantly referencing the words "integrity" and "Victorian racing" that I object to.
I remind you that I seemed to be a lone voice in defending Peter Moody when the media was intent on classifying his "crime" as the equal of that of Kavanaghs, vets, etc. in the Cobalt scandal. He had one single horse out the 130 he trained return a marginal result. And how did that end up after all the media overstatement? He was only charged with "presenting a horse" but left the industry upset quite clearly stating that he felt he was hard done by the media. That level of media sensationalism seems to be present here, complete with exaggerations like "there is a problem with the integrity of Victorian racing".
I did ask a question that I noticed no-one has bothered to answer:Has anyone stopped betting on the Melbourne races because they think the racing there has a lack of integrity?