Mr. Gomer's remarks at the New Zealand Racing Conference will be viewed with alarm by countless racegoers but will come as confirmation of suspicions to many others. Too often during the past year have horses been accepted for one or two races on the same day and then scratched at the last moment for the race which was coupled with another on the doubles charts. Form has been useless, and the hotter the favourite the less its chance has been. With the restricted number of race meetings and the lessened income of trainers and jockeys the temptation of a bribe to influence the running of a horse is great, but, so surely as this is continued, so surely will the public seek other methods of investing their money, thus killing the sport. The only remedy for clubs is to employ methods of detection and prevention. PUNTER,
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RACING RACKETEERS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945
RACING RACKETEERS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945
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