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Business As Usual

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  • Am I the only one watching this stuff folks?
    Thanks Ray Paulick for making my week
    "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
    Michael Gill-2010


    • I miss Dick Hertz!


      • There is a thread about this on the eventing forum.


        • Originally posted by Profidia View Post
          Am I the only one watching this stuff folks?
          Thanks Ray Paulick for making my week
          The shame is that racing is watching. Has been for a long time. The industry has burdened itself with useless conversation. The ARCI is sponsoring a conference on the subject of drugs in April. Something about the stewards not doing their job.


          Another conference will probably occur in 2018 and then on and on ad infinitum. Poor Dick Hertz, he probably gave up thinking owners like Gill were the major problem only too find out Gill and his clones were the tip of the iceberg.

          Last edited by Shammy Davis; Feb. 13, 2017, 03:33 PM.


          • Is this the correct "Business As Usual" thread or is there one specifically about Penn National? Anyway, Murray Rojas is about to go on trial; it starts Monday.



            • I love the statement in your link where she tells the FBI that she wants to help clean up racing.
              Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.


              • Verdict is in......
                HBPA wouldn't pay for an x-ray for a destitute impoverished horseman I know yet they'll pay Rojas legal expenses? Wish somebody would start a RICO case against them.
                "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                Michael Gill-2010


                • A lot of work still left to do.


                  • It's too bad that some of the worst offenders seem to have somehow escaped prosecution.


                    • I wonder what all the people who pled guilty prior to this trial are thinking?


                      • I still think this whole thing was a trap to get them to rat out someone big, I can't wait to hear who that is if I am right. I have a theory though based upon the fact that the racing commission members are appointed by the governor.
                        McDowell Racing Stables

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                        • Too few people care about the horses and too many people care about making money.


                          • Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                            I still think this whole thing was a trap to get them to rat out someone big, I can't wait to hear who that is if I am right. I have a theory though based upon the fact that the racing commission members are appointed by the governor.
                            Whether is was a "trap" or not is totally immaterial. When the law goes after nefarious activity it pretty much always starts with a "trap". Wire tapping, setups, etc. Once in the trap the first person who "sings" gets off with the lightest punishment. Tried and true for as long as there has been a legal system.

                            The first person who gets caught in this sort of illegal activity pretty much always thinks, says they are a scapegoat. Pretty much always says "everybody" is doing it. So WHAT, 2 wrongs don't make a right, period end of story. Whether the person is low hanging fruit or perched at the top of the tree both are committing criminal activity. They always go after the low hanging fruit first, a smart way to go about it. The "low hanging" are usually not the smartest and can help make short work of getting to the high hanging fruit. Low hanging fruit gets off easy and the high fruit gets the book thrown out them. Law and Order 101


                            • And the racing commission has not taken any action against anyone yet, correct? So technically they can act on the testimony of those who testified that they regularly broke the rules, and those who already pled guilty.


                              • Murray and Eduardo Rojas, Stephanie Beattie kicked out of Penn and Murray Rojas licenses revoked by the PA commissioners.



                                • Cause and effect sometimes takes time...

                                  Penn National has permanently ejected Rojas, her husband Eduardo Rojas and trainer Stephanie Beattie from the track.

                                  Arrgggg.... post ended up in the either the first time
                                  No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
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                                  • Any bets on who will welcome then with open arms and condition books?