For you who have never been involved with the racing industry this may sound like a joke, but it’s not; it’s a very serious crime. Many, many millions of dollars are at stake. Not just the purses in this particular race, but there are tens of millions bet on the big British races. The horse industry is a large part of the UK’s economy. So if someone got to horses or the results of races are otherwise questionable, that has a significant impact on betting, breeding, and international sales (again, representing staggering amounts of money).
The queen is the head of British racing, so if her horses are involved it’s even worse—her trainers, jockeys, grooms, exercise riders, and other staff are the very best, and now they’ll all be under suspicion for committing a crime. Believe me, this is going to cause a police investigation and someone is going to jail. The effort involved in nobbling not just one but four closely guarded animals is remarkable, quite hard to imagine. It’s so hard to imagine that I wonder if the lab, or someone transporting samples to the lab, is the source of the crime.
Where have you gone, Dick Francis? Her Majesty’s dominions turn their lonely eyes to you, woo woo woo.
OK.I’m not familiar with the horse racing industry in Great Britain. Had I known what I know now after you’ve enlightened me on the seriousness of the matter, I would have not posted the article. I apologize.