I think that all these people in the racing and associated industries have to be one of the most selfish groups of people ever to be written about. Every news report, article in the paper, and radio segment is saying how much money these poor hard done by people are loosing. Yet nothing is said about the condition of the horses, how they are feeling, what drugs they are getting pumped with, and so on.
Industries face challenges all the time, it is the ones that can weather the storms that need looking after and protecting. Not those that only have an “entertainment” value. I was involved in the transport industry for a few years, and there is still yet to be any adequate government assistance for it. Fuel costs are rising, registration is rising, roads are getting crappier, and still there is no hand out from the government. And there is still yet to be a Royal Commisssion into fuel.
The racing industry is stopped by an outbreak of Equine Influenza, and now they want money and to point the finger at someone.