........ jockeys and connections should also protest
Unfair racing is unfair to all involved -- jockeys, owners, trainers and punters -- the horses that nominally win has a tainted record and the horses that don't are left pleading for a better record.
I do not know why the stewards and appeal boards are not protesting the money-grubbing driving overcrowded fields -- especially on tight and 'fast lane' tracks.
....... a new board at RVL may be the focal point for complaints ----------as for the current lot .....
Damien Oliver was suspended again yesterday for 'trying to get into the fast lane' -- and, for getting out of the slow lane on Flying Artie , copping 20 weeks for careless last year.
Jockeys are riding to win in entrapment circumstances inviting offences for which the stewards should take responsibility -- stand a steward down for letting unfair races be run!
Oliver ............... pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding aboard Exospheric when finishing third in the Group I Australian Cup (2000m). Oliver allowed Exospheric to shift in when being ridden along near the 150m when insufficiently clear of Tally, causing that horse to be severely checked. Stewards deemed the interference in the mid-range and suspended Oliver for 12 meetings, to commence at midnight on March 13 and expire at midnight on March 23.