Some Answers Please, Mr Truter!

'Markus Jooste also ignored my questions' - Breeder

Longstanding Breeder Dr Marianne Thomson has asked questions of the National Horseracing Authority in recent weeks.

She has written to the Sporting Post Mailbag again, saying that answers have not been forthcoming.

She wrote her first letter in early September – please click here

She wrote again  – please click here

We publish her latest letter, unedited and as received, below:

Dear Ken

You presided over the period during which our Stud Book was decimated.

There are now at least 8 people not doing the job that 4 able staff can do.

Are we breeders , who are footing the bill, not allowed to know what the eight, who can’t, cost us, versus the 4 who could?

Please explain how/where  our new Keeper Ms Hazel  Kayiya gained Stud Book experience.

I believe not in Hong Kong, as they do not have a Stud Book.

Once again somebody brought in and appointed outside their field of expertise.

You travelled the world to prestigious race meetings and conferences with Mr Barends and still did not smell the roses.

Please do the right thing by your fellow breeders and fix our Stud Book now – and ‘sommer’ lots of other things that are amiss.

For once, can I have some response, as the silence is telling.

Are you doing an audit ?

Are you paying a severance package to Mr Barends, who I believe resigned ?

Transparency please.

Kind regards

Marianne Thomson

PS – Markus has also never answered me – click here and read this letter dating back to 2014!

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