Massive conflict of interest

Courtesy of HarnessLink In January of this year, we raised the matter of the starter Peter Lamb being used as a steward at a harness racing meeting at Nelson. When we approached Harness Racing New Zealand about the conflict of interest that existed between the two positions, we were assured it was a cost saving measure at the busiest point of the holiday racing period and that it was only a temporary measure. Unfortunately that has not turned out to be the case. Peter Lamb continues to be both a starter and a steward on raceday and in our view he cannot be both. The response fro...
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Twenty Questions with Neil Bennett

Harness racing addiction started at school Christchurch  engineer Neil Bennett   became “addicted” to  Harness Racing  while still at primary school. Now he manages the Griffins and Seafield Syndicates,  and has an interest  in 18 horses,  including the  talented trotters  Sol Invictus  (7 wins, $61,741)  and Father Christmas  (three wins and  two thirds from only seven starts). He’s  having an exciting  season, with 15 wins  to date, and loves travelling around New Zealand to watch his horses race. His idea of a great day out?  “Fly to Queenstown – hire a vehicle – watch horse race at Omak...
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