RACING POST WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5th 2012 .
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'Betting and racing must work together' - Topping
By Bill Barber, industry editor 7:39AM 4 DEC 2012
INTERVIEW RALPH TOPPING
PUNTERS ZONE meet up with EQUUS ZONE
"I can see a William Hill chief executive having to make a decision in four or five years' time whether racing needs to be covered live in betting shops with pictures' ......
"WIN-WIN is a phrase William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping uses a heck of a lot. And it's a phrase he uses to describe the relationship he wants to see develop between the bookmaking industry and racing.
"However, he believes the two sides are reaching crossroads in that relationship and if something isn't done to foster that mentality then there will be consequences for both the sport and the people who bet on it.
"Topping is a racing fan, but following his appointment to the top job at Hills in 2008 he became a trenchant critic of racing's leadership. And while his language is now more moderate his calls remain a new way for both sides to work together remains.
"In reality for both sides of the equation is that you have to take a long, good hard stare at this subject because whatever decisions are made in the next year or two will be fundamental to the long-term security of the sport." He says.
"Topping, who turned 61 in July, first joined William Hill in 1973 and has no intention of retiring just yet.
"As long as I feel valued and as long as I still have the drive and the energy to get up every morning and work in this business then I am going to continue." he says.
"You retire in your late 60's and I don't see myself retiring in my early sixties. I'm quite happy to remain at William Hill so long as I feel I'm contributing, as long as that contribution is appreciated and as long as I feel I'm contributing, as long as that contribution is appreciated and as long as I get the support of the guy's who work for me.
"It's much more important for me to retain credibility with them than to retain credibility with any other organisation.
J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
WHAT WAY FORWARD THE BLOODHORSE LITERATE WAY? OR THE BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE WAY?
In this interview we see the PUNTERS ZONE Bill Topping (William Hill chief executive) setting his bloodhorse illiterate view on the forward direction focus as to how he sees the relationship between the PUNTERS ZONE and the EQUUS ZONE developing.
DIRECTION THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS THE TRUE RECOGNISING OF THE BLOODHORSE LITERATE WAY FORWARD WITHIN AN EQUUS ZONE
The first thing that needs to happen is for William Hill to recognise that his PUNTING ZONE has been allowed to operate over the last 60 years, with no Bloodhorse Literate Equus Zone recognised at all. All taken totally for granted by all bloodhorse illiterate bookmakers, and others.
Ralph Topping at present has no idea about anything bloodhorse literate, therefore he can so easily move William Hill forward in the wrong direction.
It is estimated that 95 percent of people world wide are bloodhorse illiterate, so Topping is hardly alone in his predicament, guilty of taking all those who work in the Equus Zone for granted, big time, ongoing over 6 decades, by mistake, not realising, the cruel consequences burdened upon the horses and the people behind the horses horrific.
Monty Roberts (Equus Zone) has this to say "Who is going to apologize to the species for all these centuries of doing things the wrong way?"
No one could or should be encouraged to take their pleasure at an animals expense even if having a day off from work to refresh and choosing to have a day out at the races.
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The British political and horseracing governments are far from being tuned in to the needs of the people to include the horses. So how long is it going to take them to get in tune? Will they ever be in tune?
Yesterday's news that the government calls for the medical profession to have compassion for the sick and dying. The government need to catch up on their own true compassionate stakes by taking notice of the true life and times of Mother Teresa of
. And Prince William's mum Princess
Diana. Our Queen and Monty Roberts. Calcutta
Malcolm Muggeridge and Mother Teresa
Whilst on the other hand the government employ lethal money man George Osborne who it is noted continues to crack the whip every day to make sure that he destroys as many peoples lives as he possibly can, to make as many people as possible homeless and destitute, whilst spending billions of tax payers hard earned cash to bale out the greedy bankers.
KEY RALPH TOPPING ISSUES
"Topping calls on the two sides to work towards a "win-win" situation. He said: "I think we are at a particular crossroads at the moment or approaching it."
No, no, no - not a"win-win" situation, a "win-win-win" situation because all those who work within the Equus Zone at the dangerous sharp end of racing can never ever be cut out of this ever again. Working towards these crossroads with the Equus Zone the number one priority will pioneer horseracing into it's true perspective.
"Talking about the rising costs of the racing product for the bookmaking industry, Topping said he thought there was a possibility that, without co-operation, a future William Hill boss might look at ways for racing to be covered live in betting shops without pictures.
No, no, no - the true racing product is the pictures as a whole. Without those pictures British horseracing will be severely handicapped if betting shops are to be run to exclude pictures. Racing is all about pictures and the people to include the horses whose work make such pictures possible.