So we have trainers racing horses illegally in the bush.
I wonder how many of those that race horses illegally have been under a cloud lately for doping offences? I wonder if any of the horses bust racing on the weekend are regular participants and who have in and out form? I wonder if any of these horses have ever had lameness issues? I wonder if all owners of these bush racers were aware that their horses were being utilised illegally?
I wonder whether the big mouths on here are involved? This will be very interesting.
Very good questions there OTA. My info so far is that a trainer can race there as the racing itself is 100% legal but not with horses that are registered to race under NHRA rules. The horse's cannot do both. NHRA can only suspend them for 90 days. Am saddling for a trainer at Greyville tomorrow so will find out more from the stipes. I have been given some names of trainers who do participate in bush racing with horses that are racing under NHRA rules at the same time. As you say it opens a whole can of worms as you can then throw the form book away as you don't know who has had an extra race or 2 between its last run.
.....we have all heard or even used the word .....in a phrase like this....the jock bushed the horse....or rode it in the bushes....now strong competition from trainers....really. are now bushing horses in the bush.....
My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.
This may be a stupid question but how do they earn stakes or money racing in the bush? What benefits are there besides the obvious running a horse a few times and then racing it as a first timer legitimately? It doesn’t make much sense to me... all that effort for what?
Wow Mac I respect you sir and obviously you are entitled to an opinion but that will never happen again unless it's a one on one. The take out from punting pools is what keeps this industry going and seriously there wouldn't and couldnt be enough owners trainers or jocks that could survive if that was the case. Owners already pay huge sums to trainers and vets and entry fees as well as transport to name a few. No form of racing will survive with a handfull of owners racing for their own money. That may have been the case a hundred years ago but it will never work now. No person in his right mind is going to go through the whole process of breeding and upkeep and racing at his own expense.. not in this day and age my friend. Maybe one or 2 would consider it ad a challenge or a once off but honestly it will never happen again as you describe it. The punters and their money is the only way this industry can and would survive. That's my opinion and of course you are entitled to yours.
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