THE RULES OF BRITISH HORSERACING 31st DECEMBER 2010 AS APPLIED ON MAY 13th 2010 AT YORK IN THE DANTE INVOLVING CAPE BLANCO THE WINNER.
IT is neither fair or reasonable for bloodhorse illiterate personnel at the very top of British Horseracing to attempt to uphold the Rules of British Horseracing, or to alter or change these rules in any way. Only top proven true bloodhorse literate horsemen would be able to adjust these rules if and when needs be.
This CAPE BLANCO issue has given a stark warning reminder of how not to regulate British Horseracing, showing how easy it has been for the British Horseracing Authority to get things so dreadfully wrong, yet again. There are many people involved who have been badly and wrongly condemned by this unjust outcome. All caused originally by an overreach wound needing immediate First Aid treatment when CAPE BLANCO came in off the track after the race, not over two hours later. CAPE BLANCO does indeed have care rights and needs himself. A wrong decision given by BHA people who should know better, but don’t, this remains to be the scary bit.
Where do licensed trainers responsibilities begin, exist and end? Where do bloodhorse illiterate regulation BHA parties responsibilities begin, exist and end, is anyone allowed to know?
The many different points of view:
OWNERS POINT OF VIEW
CAPE BLANCO’S POINT OF VIEW
TRAINERS POINT OF VIEW
HANDLER/MINDER /PRESENTER’S POINT OF VIEW
JOCKEY’S POINT OF VIEW
RACECOURSE POINT OF VIEW
PUNTER’S POINT OF VIEW
PEOPLE ENJOYING A DAY OUT POINT OF VIEW
All are reliant upon the BHA translators getting it right by interpreting, transcribing and applying the rules in the right way, in practice.
RACING REVIEW FACTUAL REPORTING FROM GRAHAM GREEN FOR THE RACING POST
Graham Green reports for the Racing Post on Monday December 20th 2010 page 4 Headline “O’Brien awaits BHA disciplinary panel’s verdict on CAPE BLANCO.”
“A fortnight ago Ireland’s champion trainer pleaded guilty to ‘acting in a manner prejudicial to the conduct of horseracing in Great Britain “ in the wake of the colt’s win in the Dante Stakes at York in May.
“The admission was made after the wording of the charge was amended following discussion between the two parties, removing the suggestion that O’Brien had acted in a manner prejudicial to the good reputation of British horseracing. “
J Margaret Clarke report comment for Turfcall: Aiden O’Brien has never prejudiced the conduct of horseracing in Britain or anywhere else, in his life, his skill, art and expertise ensures the complete opposite, he promotes British Horseracing world wide, he is a brilliantly talented true horseman, one of the very best that this world has ever seen. At York on May 13th O’Brien, Keating and his team of minders acting at York that day, were right to stand their ground over issues relating to the wellbeing of the injured CAPE BLANCO for whom they held direct responsible. The BHA parties on duty that day abused their positions, showing O'Brian and Keating no respect whatsoever.
Graham Green reports for the Racing Post Thursday December 23rd Headline: ‘O’Brien in entries ban threat and fined over Cape Blanco’.
“IRELAND’S multiple champion trainer Aidan O’Brien has been warned that restrictions will be imposed on him running horses in Britain if there is any repeat of the Cape Blanco controversy, for which he was hit with a £10,400 fine by the BHA disciplinary panel on December 22nd 2010.
J Margaret Clarke report comment for Turfcall: Poor misleading standards within the British Horseracing Authority both in theory and in practice. None of this an issue in the first place. O’Brien and his team got on with what needed to be done to tend the wound for CAPE BLANCO, to make him comfortable and ready for his flight home. O’Brien and his team managed to secure the safe keeping of CAPE BLANCO reliant upon their care. The BHA ‘S complete lack of understanding, verging on cruelty.
WHO EXACTLY ARE THESE BHA PEOPLE JUDGING AND CONDEMNING THE BLOODHORSE LITERATE?
i. We have been given all the names of the bloodhorse literate horsemen involved and trusted with CAPE BLANCO’S safety, his journey over from Ireland, his safe arrival at York racecourse, his preparation for this race, his brilliance in winning this race. His First Aid needs after this race. The problems encountered with the BHA parties forcefully interfering, dictating and barging in effectively denying CAPE BLANCO’S immediate First Aid needs
ii.The BHA parties involved that day in May need now to apologise publically to O’Brien, also to the owners of CAPE BLANCO and refund the £10,400.00 to O’Brien.
iii. The BHA threat to O’Brien needs to be publically apologised for, and sooner rather than later.
iv. There needs to be a total and complete update way forward on the Bloodhorse Literate Front of British Horseracing. A major overhaul needed at the dangerous, grass root sharp end, the heartbeat of British Horseracing, to be separated out from all commercial stuff. But holding the power in case the commercial side wander off in the wrong direction as is happening now.
v. On the Learner/Student Front to create a fair and reasonable career structure with wage insentives to match achievements, for the young ones who hope to make a career in horseracing. .
vi. New wage structures to be developed, starting first with the present position regarding all senior professional handler riders and work riders. To financially reward professional achievement at this top level of Bloodhorse Literacy. To put a stop to any and all exploitation. To highlight the true value and worth of such handler riders. To show that trainers really do need Grade A handler riders, they cannot train the horses sent to them by owners without them . There can never be any cheap alternatives, or cheap options in this department.
Total revamp of all the following BHA departments to bring them all into
'Bloodhorse Literate Zones'.
Licensing Department for all BHA regulation personnel
Licensing Department for all BHA disiplinary personnel
Licensing Department for all BHA legal personnel
Licensing Department for all BHA Weatherbys personnel
Licensing Department for all BHA Racecourse Maintenance, Stewarding and Starter personnel
Licensing Department for all BHA Veterinary personnel.
Licensing Department for all BHA Racecourse Doctors and Medical First Aid for both horses and riders
Licensing Department for all professional trainers
Licensing Department for all professional trainers team personnel
Licensing Department for all professional Handler Riders who have achieved Grade A status
Licensing Department for all professional Work Riders
Licensing Department to develop Bloodhorse Literate Career Structures of skills to ensure that the young ones get a fair start, and a clear path of the direction along the way to achieving Grade A status.
Licensing Department to develop fair financial reward for all Bloodhorse Literate Handler Rider Career Structures of Skill.
The Government, Racecourses, Racecourses picture rights and the Bookmakers to put up the money between them to establish all the above Bloodhorse Literate Zones, due to the fact that they have over decades refused to recognize Bloodhorse Literacy, refused to recognise the pay structures for such skills achieved, refused to recognise Bloodhorse Literacy at all. Instead they have all chosen to practically bleed the sports workforce dry financially ongoing over decades. Now is the time for them all to make amends.