THURSDAY OCTOBER 3rd RACING POST 2013
WEEK MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30th TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th
Rip -Off -Britain
REVIEW YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
BIG RACES COMING UP
FRANKIE DETTORI very unfortunate to get fired off ELAND ALLY cantering to the start yesterday for the 3.00: at
Nottingham. DETTORI finds himself ruled out for the rest
of this Flat turf season with a fractured ankle. In agony, and unable to partner
TREVE for Criquette Head-Maarek in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triumph a heartbreaking
disappointment for FRANKIE. THIERRY JARNET will now replace DETTORI aboard unbeaten filly TREVE he knows her very well so that will not
be a problem.
Criquette Head-Maarek said "Its really bad news for Frankie but these things happen. They go out there every day to ride and it could happen to anyone. "
2.00: WIN: FAIR FLUTTER (IRE) 2 8-11 partner FRANKIE DETTORI for Team R Fahey for T T Racing 9-4jf
3.00: ELAND ALLY 5 9-2 partner FRANKIE DETTORI unseated cantering to the start yesterday (withdrawn rider injured) (Dettori fractured his ankle)
2 9-0 partner TED DURCAN replaced FRANKIE DETTORI trainer Team C Hills for K Abdullah 16-1. CAMBRIDGE
IS RACING SEXIST?
"How far has the sport come from traditional old boys' club image?
"THE THURSDAY REPORT Katherine Fidler gathers opinion from across the industry about women's place in it in 2013?
"IS RACING SEXIST? A loaded question if ever there was one, with as difficult an answer to define as that posed to the panel as John McCririck's ageism tribunal this week, for surely - to some extent it is a matter of opinion?
J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
No this is not opinion it is fact John McCririck's has held his same job ongoing over 29 years.
FACT NOT FICTION
McCririck over these 29 years has provided sound guidance on betting in practice.
Sexism found mainly among the powers that be at the top table of BHA within a cruel patronizing, punishing attitude environment of dictatorial force and unsound knowledge
It has been noted that the British political and horseracing government hand in hand with the British legal justice system over the last 6 decades have used their power to cruelly abuse, punish and restrict the lives of teenagers (both sexes) from the age of 14 and on throughout up to 30 year olds, and further same cruel treatment burdened upon defenceless older people (both sexes.) Power abuse that has condemned and cruelly destroyed millions of peoples lives as they have attempted to live through these two age brackets burdened by cruel government bent on destruction creating their own lethal throw away culture. Rip Off Britain's key punishers.
Further allegations of ageism were made by former presenter Lesley Graham at John McCririck's employment tribunal, writes Tom Kerr'
"Graham, who was one of Channel 4 Racing's senior presenters for more than 20 years, told the hearing that she was left "angry" and "disappointed" when head of sport Andrew Thompson told her in December 2009, as she was approaching the age of 50, that her days were to be reduced from 40 to 15.
"She believes she was "effectively replaced " by Emma Spencer and Alice Plunkett, then 31 and 36 respectively . "I had no notice that this was going to happen and was extremely surprised and disappointed, " she said. " "I was shocked and didn't fully understand the reasons for this.
"The only reason I could think that my annual days were being reduced was because of my age. "
"She added she was "very angry" when in January 2011 she read Thompson's boast that the average age of presenters was "significantly down" and that the show was appealing to "new generations" .
"She said: "I felt my initial interpretation that my days were reduced because of my age was correct. As the only female presenter to be displaced was myself and I was the only female presenter over 40, the format changes for female presenters appeared to have been driven by ageism. "
"Graham, who said she was initially obliged to accept the reduced airtime in order to support her family, left Channel 4 last year she is now chief executive to Racing Welfare.
"Responding in a statement yesterday, Channel 4 sports editor Jamie Aitchison said his understanding was that Graham's appearances were reduced "so that there would be fewer regular presenters on Channel 4 racing because he (Andrew Thompson) thought viewers wanted to see more consistency in the presenting team. "
"In response to her complaints about Thompson, Aitchison said: "He played no part in the decisions I and IMG made in 2012 as he had long left Channel 4. "
"In the morning the tribunal heard testimony from the Conservative MP Philip Davies, who described the decision to sack John McCririck as "a catastrophic mistake" .
"The hearing continues. "