Three Tuesday winners - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Where are the BHA? There is much rejoicing on twitter as Nick Luck has agreed to join Stand Up For Racing, a twitter group formed last week. Two of the group, Richard Hoiles and Kevin Blake, have already been on broadcast media to offer balance to the spokesperson for Animal Rising - in both cases doing a grand job. These guys are journalists. From what I can see the BHA has no PR dept. They have one named communications, with Robin Mounsey in charge, but nothing else.
BHA CEO Julie Harrington issued a statement with liberal use of meaningless management speak used by every bloody organisation in the world these days - 'Painstaking detail', 'Working tirelessly', reacting 'robustly' - expressions that no longer have any currency through hyperbole. They have utterly lost the plot and are no longer fit for purpose. Look at the nonsense fine on Robyn Brisland for the psychological and physical damage he did to his staff - eight grand fine and business as usual. I'm told the decision was not fully in their hands due to an independent committee looking at it, but the first thing they should have done after imposing the fine was take the guy's licence away for life. We can only hope they do not renew it when it comes up.