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    KenhKenh
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    A very interesting article in The Guardian explaining why investigations take so long.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/20 … sfeed=true

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    ezy2slim
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    #378335
    Anonymous
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    Interesting,

    Kenh

    , thank you.

    I see Mr Beeby is proud of the fact that his team is

    "incredibly passionate"

    about the integrity of racing.

    I recognise this is to some extent modish spin. Still, wouldn’t we prefer them to be

    credibly dispassionate

    about it instead?

    In Mr Beeby’s world, cool forensic thought and the careful gathering of clear, watertight evidence are more important than any emotional rush. Somehow this talk of "passion" doesn’t lend Mr Beeby any extra plausibility – for me at any rate.

    #378336
    Glenn
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    Always great to hear from one of Paul’s Pauls.

    #378466
    robert99robert99
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    Presume the water boarding and Betfair’s shop a punter are no longer as effective.

    This article gives the green light to jockeys and trainers two years from retirement to make hay, with no chance of any comeback.

    It also does not question why the jockeys etc charged at the start of this flat season and presumably with sufficient evidence already gathered, have to endure a wait for trial over the whole flat season, and punters meanwhile are left in the dark as to their honesty, over a whole season, whilst they are still riding.

    Surely the real integrity point of interest for punters is if the riders/trainers seriously stopped a horse from performing to its past merits. Investing in sectional timing will give a history of a horse’s capabilities and show up any unusual slow section performances. Running over-weight horses will also show up with track weighbridges. That would be far cheaper and more effective deterrent than plod plodding away for decades.

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    Anonymous
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    Always great to hear from one of Paul’s Pauls.

    Their number decreaseth daily.

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