10 March 2006

Calamity Jane rides again

The Daily Telegraph details the latest cock-up of the raceday Judge now known throughout the game as "Calamity Jane":
Judge Jane Stickels called the wrong result at Lingfield Park yesterday, causing mayhem and costing the betting industry an estimated £7 million as many bookmakers found themselves obliged to pay out on two 'winners' in the same race.

UPDATE: The Times reports briefly that Stickels "has been stood down while the Jockey Club carries out an internal inquiry. Bookmakers claim Stickels cost the industry £2 million after mistakenly naming Welsh Dragon, the favourite, as the winner."

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