Almond Sea Misinformation – Daryn Says Sorry

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Almond Sea (Calvin Habib) – made the news this weekend for good and bad reasons (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The dangers of innocently distributing unverified information and the power of social media has seen a formal apology being issued to the Tony Peter yard by a well-known racing analyst.

Daryn Burroughs writes in the Sporting Post Mailbag that he would like to apologise for the confusion and harm caused by whatsapp messages which he received and believed to be true, and which were distributed to the 800 members of his whatsapp group.

He writes that at 20h00 on Saturday he received a whatsapp from a well-known owner in the racing industry regarding Saturday’s Listed Ruffian Stakes winner Almond Sea.

He says that the sender was adamant that the information was true, so he forwarded those two messages to his group of 800 members .

He continues that he awoke on Sunday morning only to read an article on Sporting Post that Almond Sea was fine and well, and that the messages circulating were untrue. This, he states, made him feel like an idiot for not appoaching the trainer or owner of Almond Sea before forwarding the messages.

He spoke to trainer Tony Peter on Sunday morning and told him the truth of what had transpired. Tony Peter indicated that it was fine, that he accepted it as being a misunderstanding and that there was no malicious intent.

Owner Johnny Peter also texted Daryn and they made peace over the matter.

Daryn extends his kind regards and sincere apologies for any harm caused to the Peter family.

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