Technology decisions -- racing past the 'post 'of insanity
Decisions on race outcomes, that could be declared 'dead heats' -- and would have been a few years ago -- are now declared with digital technology 'evidence' ... 'showing' a margin not evident to a human eye.
Most of us will cop that 'on the chin' and move on -- akin to a penalty shootout deciding a soccer match.
The boundary of commonsense is being crossed in decisions on 'positive swabs' -- not repeating the stupidity of the 'charge' in this 'on the eaten grass' matter, I recall another.
A leading Sydney trainer was charged with a 'herion' reading tracked to a stable hand 'handling' a contaminated door knob at a local hotel and then 'not washing his hands' before dealing with the horse.
I was at the appeal hearing ............... I asked the 'chief tester' -- 'how high was the reading?' .... 'not enough to fit on the head of a pin' ....... why prosecute? ........ that's the rules!
A substantial fine was 'set aside' but the 'presentation' offense was confirmed.
....... I stopped attending appeal hearings.