Agree it was too lenient but why is it ‘Absolutely pathetic from Rust & Co’?
Who was responsible for the lenient sentence Ken?
In fact the lenient sentence was well signposted in advance by Rust in a couple of interviews prior to the hearing, don’t know why they bothered with a panel.
Rust stated it was a “genuine” mistake and there were no “suspicious” betting patterns. Rust even said, wrongly as it happens, no punter lost out because they all got paid double result.
Well that’s alright then, forget about all the punters at the track (come racing), on the Tote or on the exchanges who lost out considerably.
One of the horses has distinct white markings on her forehead and a hind leg yet McBride complained he was still a grand out of pocket after using his winnings from his bet. The guy should have been warned off for 2 or 3 months in an effort to help focus his mind.
What penalty would he have received in other countries?