Is the word transparency used just for the sake of it or are Gold Circle serious about it like when they introduced compulsory barrier trials for 1st timers and horses coming back from a 150 day rest?
Hilton Witz writes in the Sporting Post Mailbag that since Covid- 19 these trials have been scrapped but what is far worse is that Gold Circle see it fit not to ask trainers for comments regarding first timers and horses returning from a rest and leaving punters in the dark yet again.
We have Andrew Harrison and Warren Lenferna doing previews in the newspaper and on Gold Circle TV and instead o finding out the state of the first timers or horses returning from a rest they state the obvious by saying watch the betting market.
In South Africa we accept for races 4 to 5 days before they due to run and with the telephone email whatsapp etc how hard is it to ask trainers about their horses?
Punters are not interested in what the above gentlemen have to say – they want it straight from the horses’ mouth so please if you are serious about transparency and serious about increasing turnover for the good of the industry, then make the effort as its only around 10 to 15 percent of horses carded that need to be asked for comments .
I try posting on Gold Circle Facebook page and so have many others but they take comments down if they perceive it to be negative which is an absolute disgrace in these days of freedom of speech – but that’s a topic for another day.