Corruption revelations beg only more questions
RACING SCANDAL WIDENS
A scandal involving fixing horse races has spread, with at least four top jockeys, professional punters and other racing identities across Australia now under investigation. In addition to the Smoking Aces affair – which involves fresh allegations that top jockey Danny Nikolic paid kickbacks to a third party to fix a race – authorities are also examining corruption allegations linked to several other horse races. One of the allegations involves one of Australia’s most famous jockeys, who bet thousands of dollars on a rival horse to win in a race in which he was riding.
Which jockeys? What races? Which punters? What authorities? Which of Australia’s most famous jockeys is betting on his rivals’ mounts? Alas, the article does not say. We could add another question, which racing journo will be first to blow the lid on these identities and allegations?