Way back in 2013 I wrote the following about the soon-to-depart CEO of Racing Victoria Bernard Saundry.
On Melbourne radio this morning Bernard Saundry ,CEO of Racing Victoria, was asked his views on corporate bookies banning "perceived or actual " successful punters.Saundry defended the bookies as long as they contribute their fair share to racing. In other words whilst mug punters continued to bet and lose with the corporates they will continue to contribute to racing and therefore he had no complaint. It was only last year when Racing Victoria,with Saundry at the helm, was party, with Tabcorp, to gouge more from double pools to align with the higher deduction rate of their co-mingling partner WA TAB, once again at the expense of punters.
This bloke is CEO of Racing Victoria and like his fellow traveller in Racing NSW, Peter V'Landys, he shows he has no understanding of racing's life blood customers and as to why betting on horse racing is falling at such a dramatic rate whilst sports betting balloons, from which corporates contribute nothing to racing,
Nothing much has changed with dear Bernard, since his days at the Footscray ( Western Bulldogs ) Football Club.