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Bryony Frost sponsored by Jockey Club Racecourses

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    greenasgrass
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    Hmm. Bit weird. Like a tennis player being sponsored by the All England Club or something. I know she has been a (presumably paid) ambassador for them for a while, and it’s all good for racing, and this is just one step further but I dunno.

    Suppose Bryony is hauled in for a tight could-go-either-way stewards’ enquiry on a big Saturday at a JCR course against a journeyman, male, non box office, non JCR sponsored jockey who was on a boring horse without a media friendly story. Not saying they would be biased but it has the potential to look bad.

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    KevMcKevMc
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    The JCR don’t employ the stewards so that bias shouldn’t take place, but things like this happen in all walks of life. You very rarely see a green and gold non-trier pulled into the stewards, why is that?

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    yeatsyeats
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    Could be a lot worse, can you imagine the furore and integrity issues if jockeys or even trainers were sponsored by bookmakers?

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    greenasgrass
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    I nearly put that in my post!!
    I didn’t know the stewards weren’t attached to the racecourse so that makes it better.

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    Ex RubyLightEx RubyLight
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    Could be a lot worse, can you imagine the furore and integrity issues if jockeys or even trainers were sponsored by bookmakers?

    That would be a huge scandal. Imagine Paul Nicholls or Gordon Elliott having, lets say Betfair, as a sponsor.

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    CavCav
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    The new Nicholls/Betfair video is pretty slick.

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