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justice at Flemington as Ballydoyle team tactics fail miserably

Boohoo, the track was too hard so we tried so set up the race for the stable's main chance. Doesn't Aidan O'Brien get it? Team tactics in racing are banned just about everywhere, and most certainly in Australia. Punters bet on individual horses and have the right for those horses to run on their own merits. Team riding or cheating, is there a difference?

Once again, a high-profile topweight, Septimus, has flopped miserably, joining the list of Drum Taps, Oscar Schindler, Double Trigger and Yeats.

The VRC stewards grilled the jockeys and trainer but it would make little difference anyway - with the flat season effectively over in the Northern Hemisphere, a suspension would mean diddly squat.

Article from The Age

Here's the deal Aidan - Australia is a dry continent, and it doesn't rain every day. Horses there run on dry tracks. If that's too hard for you, then stay at home where team tactics robbing punters blind are allowed. The likes of Luca Cumani, Dermot Weld and maybe even Godolphin have worked it out...

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