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.
No apologies needed. I’m glad you posted it because I have very very limited news access today and wouldn’t have heard about it otherwise. It’s kind of fascinating if you like mystery stories.
My mention of Dick Francis refers to the late Queen Mother’s jockey, who retired and wrote an enormously successful series of crime novels based on just this sort of thing. Since he wrote them, however, drug testing and crime prevention in the racing industry have become much more stringent, which means that a crime like this is even more difficult to pull off. Makes you wonder how it was done.
British racing is much less corrupt than US racing. They take it very seriously indeed. But criminals will ways try more and more creative ways to get around the most careful controls. And when the victims of the crimes can’t talk, that makes their work easier.