Bill Barber for the Racing Post
"BHA's historic Betfair deal worth £40m. Move sees racing pull out of judicial review ....
BETFAIR and THE BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE BRITISH HORSERACING GOVERNMENT AGREE £40m FUNDING DEAL .
By racingpost.com staff 12:32 pm 4 JUL 2012
"We firmly believe both in the value of British racing as a product and the need to work closely with the betting industry for our mutual benefit.
"The £40m deal is supported by the Horsemen's Group and Racecourse Association, and the headline figure is a minimum guarantee.
"If Betfair's profits on British racing increase beyond an agreed compound growth rate, then so will the money the sport receives from the company.
"The deal is likely to be seen as the pathfinder to the sort of commercial arrangements that the government has been seeking to encourage between racing and the betting industry."
J Margaret Clarke Turfcall Comment
THE BRITISH 'BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE POLITICAL AND HORSERACING
GOVERNMENT .MUST WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT
WITHOUT THE BLOODHORSE LITERATE ACHIEVERS THERE WILL
BE NO BRITISH HORSERACING AT ALL.
Where do the "BLOODHORSE LITERATE" achievers fit in to the present structure of British Horseracing ?
There is not even a true Bloodhorse Literate Career Structure in place. Why?
There is no wage structure according to skills achieved . This is a scandal
Licensed trainers are left to train their staff as well as the owners' horses, this is impossible .
Trainers teams need to be better even than football teams.
Looks like the BLOODHORSE LITERATE ACHIEVERS are surplas to requirements in such a deal as this. As has been found to be the case over the last 6 decades. Nothing new there then .....
HOW WILL A £40m FUNDING DEAL BE SPENT? AND WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE PURSE STRINGS, THE BLOODHORSE ILLITERATE?
The first thing on the agenda that these two governments, bookmakers, racecourses and punters need to take on board is to acknowledge the correct perspective within the '
of the 'Bloodhorse Literate' .
This opens up a whole spectrum of issues that have been pushed aside, swept briskly under government plush carpet, key safety horsemanship issues that have been ignored over decades by Bloodhorse Illiterate Governments.
Now seen to be manifesting itself out on British racetracks with horses losing their lives in races, left lying dead or dying out on the racetracks. This is horrendous Bloodhorse Illiteracy in action.
Will this £40m go into a general funding kitty never to be heard of again?
Will this £40m go into everything bar 'Zone Bloodhorse Literacy? Bloodhorse Illiteracy that steps straight out of the pages written by Charles Dickens, and Anna Sewell?