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BEN’S BLOG: ‘Contempt for shareholders’

ben_keith_team-150x150[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have noticed, at the big meetings, several times, that the Big Firms, pack up before the last race, and leave early. This is even though, they bet from the very best (and most valuable) pitches.

Poor show. Poor, poor show.

The buck stops at the top, and I don’t know who’s running these businesses, but surely this shows a basic contempt for shareholders, and an obvious disrespect for the day’s racing itself? If I was out for a day at the races, and much of my pension was invested in such shoddy outfits, I would hardly leave feeling ambitious about the future of my money. PULL YOUR FINGERS OUT, YOU CORPORATE WALLIES.

In other news:

tic1One young man, who is putting us all to shame, is son of on-course bookmaker, Andrew Gerraghty; Ethan. I was tapped on the shoulder, about an hour before the first race, and there stood little Ethan (at just 13 years of age). He had taken it upon himself, to print off small and thin lists of the Grand National runners, with their numbers, that could be stuck above the computer, to make the clerks’ job easier. What a stroke of genius. All the bookies were buying one, at £2 a go. Well done, Ethan. A NICE LITTLE EARNER.

Over and out, B x