In racing's version of Ramsay Street (look it up, kids), it isn't far from Criquette's place down the Avenue du Général Leclerc to Freddy's house. The pair share access to the same awesome 1900 hectares of training grounds owned by France-Galop in the centre of Chantilly.
The case, which raised the ire of the numerous punters who backed Henry De Bromhead's runner with bookmakers who opted not to offer 'goodwill' payouts or free bets to losing punters, highlights a misconception among many within racing who believe that the starter or the stewards have the power to declare the horse a non-runner once the race has begun.
The annual rip-off of the unenlightened punter eclipsed previous records at Aintree last Saturday when the starting prices for the Grand National reached an alarming 155% overround. Having been 20-1 on the morning of the race, the winner, Don't Push It, contracted markedly in price in the final minutes before the off and SP punters were paid out at 10-1.
TY to @TheJockeyClub for referring me to a quote from Kirkland T: "The number of people who were advocates of fixed-brush hurdles has been in slow decline over the years and it has reached a time where there is no point in using them."
Well I liked them anyway.
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