Tony Peter – 100 Days On

Monday marked 100 days from the Betway Summer Cup and the Tony Peter fiasco. There is no need to go through the course of events again as this has been debated ad nauseum on various platforms.

What I would like to highlight however is that nothing has emerged to support the NHA claim that they had sufficient evidence to impose the sanctions that they did at the time.

Steve Reid writes in the Sporting Post Mailbag that 100 days is a long time. Wars are completed in this timeframe. Houses are built, a season completes it’s cycle. You get the message.

What hasn’t happened in 100 days as far as the NHA are concerned, is they have failed to take their vendetta against the Peter family a single step forward.

I posted this on Sporting Post the day after the Summer Cup scratchings :

“Now ignoring all the noise from the pro Peter camp and those in the opposite corner from the Cape, the situation is really simple. Do the NHA have something to justify the actions taken on Saturday, or don’t they? That’s all. If they do have something and are now holding back on this, it’s as bad a blunder as not having anything at all. No one should forget the victimization of the Peter family in the last year and where current legal challenges are poised right now. In poker terms it’s time for the NHA to shove all-in or fold. Something needs to give. Either the NHA need to prove their case in no uncertain terms and ban him for life, or Hyde and Moodley need to go. It’s that simple.”

The situation remains simple, but things are now a lot clearer.

The NHA have produced no evidence that would lead to a conviction in any neutral court.

The NHA have embarrassingly not been able to appoint an inquiry board to hear the Peter case.

100 days is a long time when you supposedly have the evidence to nail Tony Peter.

A simple question then is why haven’t they?

Unfortunately, these are the consequences of a system where there is no accountability.

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