Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Foot in mouth in the horsey world

The enquiry's under way into John Singleton's claim that there was a conflict of interest involving trainer Gai Waterhouse and her bookie son Tom relating to the poor running of his mare More Joyous.

Singo says he was told in a roundabout way that the mare wouldn't run well and that the info had come from Tom. 

That didn't please his mum Gai.

I'd suggest her performance at the enquiry was less about the facts than about personal attacks and bitchiness.

She accused Singleton of being drunk and volatile, using foul language, making false accusations about her and her family and bringing racing into disrepute.

It was, she said, a conversation between a trumped up little jockey, a brothel owner and a football player. 

Then she plumbed the depths of ageism, saying of the poor run of his horse: ''Maybe she's a seven-year-old mare and she's old - like you!''

All class and style.

I tell you what, her personal abuse will come back to bite her.  People won't take that kind of bitchiness lying down.

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