08 November 2012

Memo to RVL: process comes before, not after the inquiry

Oliver will ride on, and Racing Victoria CEO Rob Hines demonstrates he still doesn't get it:
"Once the current investigation into allegations against jockey Damien Oliver has concluded, we will provide an explanation of the process and timing of our investigation," Hines said.
No, no, no. Transparent processes are established BEFORE the inquiry, not after. And if Oliver has admitted to the infraction he should be stood down immediately. The Cup may be yesterday's news but Oliver remains a rolling bad headline.

On the topic of Racing Victoria's inept handling of this issue, yes, it is true we've been ahead of the curve, but note that the floodgates of indignation are now fairly gushing with opprobrium for RVL. Cop these quotes:

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