With the darker side of horse racing illuminated, I fear only transformative change will save the industry from the public.
In the wake of the ABC exposing the bloody hands of the horse racing industry, the conversation should now turn to the upcoming season and those we previously trusted.
This week, Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer Darren Weir was charged with animal cruelty. I fear he is the just the tip of an industry-wide iceberg.
One weekend punter took to social media to announce his $600 race win, despite the fact he was $9300 down.
Practical punter Paris Portingale has some ideas to jazz up the Melbourne Cup…like adding some chariots…and not holding it in Melbourne.