Are stewards turning away new members?
Over the years I have had many opportunities to join in syndications of horses,
be a member of metropolitan race clubs and more.
But with the relentless powers of stewards extending more and more each month, with innocent
persons placed under questioning on race enquiries I feel that they are now operating completely out of line.
If a member, you cannot even scratch yourself without stewards calling you in, and that is wrong.
Stewards want to know your betting details, bank accounts, confiscate your software, who your mates are and
their financial details and tell us every person you have contacted in the last 12 months plus also “where are your
A stand over style attitude?
Even if not a member you can be barred from going on every race track anywhere in Australia, if you don’t kneel
down on your knees and say yes sir, no sir and do as your told and answer personnel questions.
You are guilty until proved innocent and need a legal mouth piece to help out and can be fined massive amounts
of money even if not a member of racing.
Where is our freedom of speech gone?
Stewards are having bun fights within racing, then apologies to the public and the local joe blow are now too
scared to say boo to stewards for fear of “arrest” or persons in racing are too scared to talk up.
I think this is all very bad publicity for the image of racing and know doubt stewards scare off
potential new members to join in the fun of racing.
I don’t need to go to a race track as do millions of other punters, I can do what I
want, bet where ever I want and chat to any of my mates at any time plus keep my phones!
I pay racing each month monies through Foxtel and my internet and a percentage of my bets each year,
but that’s it.
Mr James Conway CEO 28.8
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