In the traditional winners circle photo, you get your usual visitors to celebrate the victory. Only problem is the people are allegedly owners of a different horse in the race. Doesn't this strike you as weird?
Supposedly this has happened more than once. At the best, this is poor judgement by the individuals involved, at its worst, it would give people the idea that 'Something is Rotten in Denmark'.
If other claims are to be believed, it gets somewhat worse (nothing which would suggest race fixing) but let's just stick with the winners circle photo. Granted, the casual horseplayer wouldn't be able to identify one owner from another, but certainly horsemen and track officials should be able to.
The question I have is maybe once, maybe twice this may not raise an eyebrow but certainly after a little while, shouldn't someone have noticed and reported the issue to the appropriate racing commission for investigation?
Have we gotten to the point where people aren't doing their jobs properly or is it they just don't care anymore? Then we wonder why harness racing is less popular than ever?