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Will the Racing Commission act?

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Gleaner has two columnists who are intimately involved with the local horse racing industry, Dr Paul Wright and Gordon Robinson.

From time to time, they have commented on aspects of the industry.

However, neither has touched the area that is of concern to many racing fans, pundits and turfites, including me.

The stewards at Caymanas Park have disqualified the winners of two of the biggest races on the calendar, namely, the Cal's Jamaica Derby in June and the recent Burger King Superstakes on November 12.

In the case of the former, first and second past the post were disqualified.

Yet, to date, there has been no public information regarding the fate of the riders involved. No suspension or fines as is customary.

Both writers have questioned the logic of the disqualification of first and second past the post in the Derby, but neither has delved into the aftermath as it relates to the riders.

Perhaps, something coming from the pen of either gentleman will cause some reaction from the Racing Commission.

God forbid the same thing happening at next Saturday's Diamond Mile.

MICHAEL BRADLEY

Havendale, Kingston 19