RACING POST WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25th 2012
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY JANUARY 23rd TO SUNDAY JANUARY 29th 2012
TODAY'S CARDS Musselburgh. Hereford. Lingfield Park. Kempton Park. Limerick.
IN THE FINAL PART OF LEE MOTTERSHEAD'S SERIES HORSERACING IN INDIA
LEE looks at the problems surrounding racing in India and how the authorities are tackling them.
£20m BET ON A RACE ALMOST ALL ILLEGALLY
LEE "So many people here live below the poverty line, so it doesn't gel with the common man when he sees someone looking after and feeding horses."
"THE SEVENTH race in Mumbia last Thursday was a low-grade sprint handicap. It attracted 15 horses of the most moderate ability and was of minimal interest to the racing purist. Despite all that, it attracted estimated betting turnover of £20 million. Almost all of that was bet illegally - and therein lies one of the biggest problems for Indian racing.
"Cyrus Poonawalla, one of India's most successful businessmen and a long time leading figure in the country's racing and bloodstock industries, believes the government needs to do something about it. Yet the problems facing the sport in
relate not just to government but also to cultural attitudes that cause many citizens to frown upon the financial transactions completed on Mahalaxmi racecourse. Moreover, while betting in Mumbai is only legally permitted if carried out on the track or in one of the city's five licensed betting shops, they are far from the only venues where bets are struck. India
believe gambling is distasteful - and falling attendances suggest that number is not decreasing - but many others cannot get enough of it." India
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी, pronounced: [moːˈɦənd̪aːs kəˈrəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] (
listen). 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Pioneering the use of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a tool to fight for civil rights and freedom that he called satyagraha.
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Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡˈnɛs ˈɡɔndʒa bɔjaˈdʒiu]), was a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950. For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.
Mother Teresa's work in
Calcutta her compassion to those she found dying in the gutters of . This is not the fault of horseracing, it is the fault of ongoing failures within government. Calcutta
JMC TURFCALL COMMENT
also believe gambling is distasteful - further and worst of all some believe that anyone who has anything to do with horseracing is a crook, to condemn people unjustly as crooks, when they are nothing of the sort. Britain
It could be said that the vast majority of people worldwide view horses, dogs, cats etc, to have no human rights at all. No animal it appears has any humane rights whatsoever to a healthy happy life. That the vast majority of people all around the world believe that an animal has no human rights at all, any animal has no right to food, to drink to shelter and a warm bed, this defies all belief; where are the governments who allow this?
This is the view taken by the vast majority of all people in all countries world wide. It could be said that the RSPCA in Britain have failed the animal kingdom miserably over decades, blighted by an ever present dictate of personnel at the top within government who have failed to allow the RSPCA the power they need to put a stop to all types of cruelty. British government carry wrong attitudes within uncaring beaurocratic systems.