All-weather diet enough to get sick
Published 16/01/2010 | 05:00
The recent all-weather diet in England has served to illustrate just how shocking the overall standard is. The horses are utterly incapable of running two races alike; it has been so bad that internet chat-rooms are awash with accusations that the code must be institutionally corrupt.
That's how it may seem, but the truth lies in the abject quality of the horses. Some are total headcases, many more are sound only intermittently, more still either not genuine or plain slow. As a betting medium, it stinks.
It's high time the English authorities adopted Ireland's approach and stopped framing races for such rank-bad horses. All it does is bring the sport into disrepute.