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Ray Reekie-racecafe forum
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:55 pm »

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Posted Sunday at 11:01 PM 

Still in my opinion a ridiculously harsh penalty. Somewhere between 6 weeks and 3 months would have been a more fitting penalty.

What is the point in sitting an amateur driver on the sidelines for 10 months?
Will the industry be better for his 10 month absence?
Will the amateur ranks be stronger for his 10 month absence?
Will the amateur races be more "professionally" run for the next 10 months?
Will he come back a better driver in 10 months time?
Will he keep his horses in work, and pay a trainer for the next 10 months?

I'm afraid I can't see the upside to sidelining an amateur driver for so long, especially for a drive that whilst exercising extremely poor judgement, was in no way dangerous.

The other driver involved also extinguished his horses chances be choosing to engage in the speed duel too. If Ray Reekie deserves 10 months for his drive, then Alan Edge deserves 5 months for his part in the debacle!

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Re: Ray Reekie-racecafe forum
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:13 pm »
I agree that the punishment was extreme. A poor drive, and one that Ray readily admitted wasnt good.

No easy answer on this one JK. Your points are valid, but how else do we punish these types of efforts??
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Re: Ray Reekie-racecafe forum
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 06:50 pm »
sisson got 2 months 4 drives