January 31, 2007 at 18:39 #260WallaceParticipant
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It seems the Racing Post will name the two jockeys caught on tape discussing race fixing and run a story tomorrow. This may be a very quick case to move along with suspensions by the end of the week.January 31, 2007 at 23:31 #27797witParticipant
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newswire just picked up this from Colin MacKenzie in tomorrow’s Daily Mail:
Leading young jockey Philip Makin has admitted that he is one of two riders under investigation in the latest scandal to hit racing.
Together with fellow northern jockey Lee Enstone, he is alleged to be involved in trying to set up a betting exchange account, through a driver, on which to lay horses to lose. Both riders deny the claim.
This follows a report in a Sunday tabloid in which professional tipster Kevin ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“The WatchmanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ McDonnell, who claims to have 3,000 clients, said he had taped a conversation with the driver of one of the jockeys who wanted to open an account to lay horses to lose on their behalf.
McDonnell, who has since passed the tape recordings to the Horseracing Regulatory Authority to be examined, has expressed his horror that such things should happen.
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Wit, <br>Thanks for that, you are a star!
<br>Does anyone think jockeys are being persecuted, because you can get more in a cell?:oFebruary 1, 2007 at 00:21 #27799StormontMember
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This should shock racing fans but now, its like a normal racing week.
A friend of mine in America told me tonight that a small time jockey that rides her horses has just been banned for suspected race fixing and was all shocked…….. we all know jockeys do it over here, its just finding out which ones do and which ones don’tFebruary 1, 2007 at 11:39 #27800LingfieldMember
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The story is now on the RP website.<br>Needless to say Makin denies any knowledge.<br>As has been said ,corruption allegations are a weekly event in racing.<br>This one looks like it could be resolved expeditiously one way or the other.February 1, 2007 at 12:24 #27801bluechariotMember
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I think it is quite funny that the Watchman has reported this alleged incident, he is coming over all moralistic in the RP today " I get paid for tipping winners and for horses to be stopped is, to me, unbelievable "<br>The same gentleman has horses in training with Brian Ellison along with fellow tipsters Rix and CarrFebruary 1, 2007 at 14:04 #27802robnorthParticipant
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"McDonnell, who has since passed the tape recordings to the Horseracing Regulatory Authority to be examined, has expressed his horror that such things should happen."
made me think, ‘yeah, yeah, I’m sure you were horrified!’
(Edited by robnorth at 2:06 pm on Feb. 1, 2007)February 1, 2007 at 14:21 #27803davidjohnsonMember
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The fact that the tapes were passed to a tabloid newspaper before they made it to the HRA tells you all you need to know about the morality crusade the tipster was on.February 1, 2007 at 20:39 #27804MountyMember
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Wise man once say: you don’t need brains to be a jockey – you just need to be short!February 1, 2007 at 21:26 #27805Shadow LeaderMember
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…and preferably not 25st…..;)February 1, 2007 at 21:59 #27806Nor1Member
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Not that much to do with the lack of brains in a jockey, Mounty; more to do with the lack of integrity that’s been allowed to fester within the racing industry. Plus greed.February 2, 2007 at 07:18 #27807seabirdParticipant
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Lack of integrity + greed + the belief that they won’t get caught = lack of brains QED!!;)
ColinFebruary 2, 2007 at 14:39 #27808Nor1Member
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Seabird, for me the result of your equation = cockiness and complacency. Some members within the racing community must be wondering if the HRA is serious or whether ‘normal’ practises can continue. Time will tell.February 2, 2007 at 15:40 #27809doyleyParticipant
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Not defending the idiocy of these boys, but surely a tape would not be accepted as sole evidence, only as an indicator. The tape "evidence" would need supporting.
God, consider some of the things we all have discussed at one time or another that could easily be misconstrued when listened to via a tape.<br>Also, besides being very easily edited, if the jockeys in question had partaken in drink, any diatribe should be instantly ignored !1;)
I have said, in drink, " Someone should shoot that b*st*rd so and so…..",<br>Surely this cannot be forwarded to The Murder Squad!!
Especially if I hadn’t shot him yet…:cheesy:
doyleyFebruary 2, 2007 at 16:00 #27810roryParticipant
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I think if you said to a known hitman "I’d like so and so killed; here’s a large wad of used notes", then you might just be on a charge of conspiracy to murder.
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