Manitoba Jockey Club wins court case
Court of Queen's Bench Judge Robert Dewar has ordered the province to hand over money that, by law, belongs to Assiniboia Downs because the Downs collected the money in bets made by horse players. The judge said the province would have to change the law if it doesn't want to continue to rebate the money that is meant to promote thoroughbred racing in Manitoba. Read article, "Judge horse-whipped Struthers" in the Winnipeg Sun here.
Free Press reporter gets it exactly right
Anyone even with passing interest in the clash between the Manitoba Jockey Club and the Manitoba Government over horse racing in the province must listen to Free Press Paul Wiecek's interview with Gary Lawless of Hustler and Lawless on TSN radio. He clarifies the entire embroglio in an easy-to-understand way. Listen here.