On Tuesday the 26th of December 2017 the Victorian Harness Racing stewards, who are employees of that state’s Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner (ORIC) hastily convened – without notice, warning or witnesses – an inquiry into the drive of the leading harness racing reinsman Gregory (Greg) Sugars on a horse named Miss Atomic Betty two days before in Race 7 at the Warragul harness meeting held on Sunday the 24th of December, Xmas Eve.
That’s what the stewards say anyway, although it took them four days, an official complaint to ORIC by Archie Butterfly, a story on Its Not Normal read by tens of thousands of people, and two prior published editions of the official stewards report into the race before they mentioned the fact that they had elected to hold an inquiry 220 km away from Warragul that no-one knew about and that isn’t recorded or captured on a single camera or audio device, or on any piece of paper that hasn’t been produced or doctored after the ORIC complaint was laid.
It never happened.
There was no inquiry. Not a real one anyway. The Stewards Report is a forgery, and those party to the forgery have committed a number of serious criminal offences, including the very serious act of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, and doing so.
Here below is the replay of the race. Watch it and you will soon see that the conspirators and their supporters can tweet and Facebook and blog and issue media releases abusing anyone who speaks the truth about their crimes as much as they like, but they are not fooling anyone other than themselves, for the facts are very clear.
Those involved are criminal corrupt c*nts. Full stop.
The stewards published an official race report that made no mention whatsoever of Sugars deliberate stopping of Atomic Miss Betty (‘Betty’) that logic suggests that he did to prevent it not only from winning, but from running a place.
This same logic suggests that he did so for one of two reasons.
The first is that in early December the connections of Betty had put the well tried mare up for sale at a price of $12 000, and that given there is usually little major improvement to be made to an aging mare yet to reach the top class of racing and unlikely ever to do so Betty’s price would be impossible to attain and have to be reduced if she were to win another race before she was sold.
This is because harness racing – like the other codes of greyhounds and gallops – employs a class based racing system that allows horses to race competitively against other horses of similar or like ability in races that they have a fair to good chance of winning, and under this system horses that win races are immediately elevated to the next highest class of race, and may only compete in races of that class and others in their immediate racing future.
In racing there is a saying that describes this situation. It is called ‘meeting their mark’, and is usually expressed in terms like or similar to
“Betty looked good in her wins while coming through the grades, but now that she’s up against the better class horses I reckon that she has met her mark”.
That poses a problem for the connections who are seeking to sell Betty, for her race history suggests that the mare’s prospects of winning the substantial future prizemoney that the new owners would require in order to recoup their prospective investment in buying her would be greatly hampered if she were to win a race prior to the sale and be forced to race in higher class events against better quality horses.
That’s reason one.
Reason two is perhaps a little more speculative but – in theory at the very least – no less likely to be true, and based on the recent revelations about race-fixing in Queensland and the soon to be court detailed motivations of the conspirators involved would explain many things about Greg Sugars drive in the race concerned.
Exotic betting is a catch all term used by wagering operators to describe the bet types they offer on a horse race other than the traditional win and place., and include bet types such as trifectas, quinellas, exactas, first fours, quadrellas, doubles and others.
These types of bets have become increasingly popular with punters and the size of the pools wagered on them have during the last decade increased proportionate to this rise in interest and investments.
It is a common practice among Australian racing stewards to examine the win and place betting records on races in which they suspect that misconduct has occurred, but it is far less common for racing officials to analyse the records relating to exotic bet types, and even if they do so it is much more difficult for them to use these races to pinpoint exactly where a race fix has been effected.
If you know what you are doing – bizarrely against all the available evidence Sugars and his supporters falsely imagine that I do not; they have taken me for a mug fan who has lost money in the race, but are badly mistaken – then it is easy to stop a horse from winning, but the old practice of laying bets on it to lose or backing another starter to win are these days easy for stewards armed with the betting sheets to detect.
Race fixes effected so that the fixers and their friends can land lucrative exotic bets are a whole lot more difficult to spot, and near impossible if you haven’t requisitioned the records from the TAB’s and corporate bookmakers, and absolutely impossible if you aren’t interested in looking for them at all.
That is why the modern heirs to the notorious race-fixer, multi-millionaire and career organised criminal George Freeman have reviewed and realigned their corrupt practices and procedures, and now fix matches so that they can snatch the lion’s share of the exotic betting pools, and leave the obvious win and place bet types alone, and that is why Greg Sugars drove Betty in a manner that ensured not only that the mare couldn’t win, but so that it could not and would not run in the first four.
That he had the confidence to do so in the full view of stewards in a race that was broadcast around Australia and to countries abroad is astounding.
That the Stewards panel permitted him to do so without question or untoward comment is incredible.
That the Stewards subsequently covered up his blatant corrupt actions is unbelievable.
That they did it again when Sugars tweets to me and others blew their first fiction apart is the act that will bring the whole corrupt conspiracy that some call Harness Racing Integrity crashing down.
I’m not a believer in fantasies like the tale of the resurrection, but you can’t blame Jesus for the bullshit spread after he had stopped breathing, and the good lord (as related by Matthew in Chapter 7 of the Bible, lines 16-20) certainly had one thing dead right.
By their fruits you will recognize them.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
What JC means is that you can spot a crook a mile away if you are looking closely, and watching out for the right things, like hooking stewards reports and then inexplicably doing it again and again even though their every action simply confirms what the watcher saw the first time, and sends them closer to the gates of hell.
By their fruits we now know them sportsfans, and if there is anyone left in racing south of the Murray up to the edge of the jeweled sea then the whole world will soon too, and this is what they will discover and thus know.
Greg Sugars is corrupt.
The Victorian harness racing stewards are corrupt.
A number of officials or employees of Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) are corrupt, or in the alternative have had and probably still have knowledge of the corrupt activities of others, and I put the ridiculously stupid and arrogant HRV media manager Jason Bonnington firmly in this camp.
Are the top dogs in the Victorian Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner corrupt as well?
I dunno, but if I was someone else rather than me and you held a loaded gun to my head and said make a choice chump my last words before being shot for being a dog would be ‘Yes’ and ‘Take a look at tenders and contracts lists’ and I’d be screaming them at the top of my voice as the bullet came, hoping that somebody who wasn’t bent might hear.
The day that the Stewards say they held an inquiry that they didn’t, the corrupt subject of my ORIC complaint Greg Sugars cheated again.
Only a crook who knew that he was protected by those at the top would even try.
It’s not real hard to work out what that means does it?
The race replay is at the top.
Sugars is driving the horse in front.
The race favorite is on his back.
The horse that wins the race is on its back, which means that it is the third horse back on the fence in an absolute sh*t of a spot in what many call the suicide seat, because it is stuck in a pocket with no conceivable way to get out because there isn’t a sprint lane at Ballarat, and that’s both your clue and your answer sportsfans.
See if you can work it out.
If you have lost your glasses and need some extra help take a look at the official Stewards Report I have published below, but be quick because its six to four on to be changed after the crooked cabal read this story this morning.
Sometimes miracles just happen sweetie.
Or they do when you hang in or out with Greg Sugars anyway.
Ho ho ho ho ho ho.