FINDLAY IN AMAZING TIRADE AT BHA CHIEF. RACING POST FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2010
“YOU’VE RUINED MY LIFE” OWNER TELLS COWARD IN PUBLIC OUTBURST. REPORT BY DAVID CARR.
RACEGOERS at Doncaster yesterday witnessed an astonishing outburst from gambler and Cheltenham Gold Cup winning owner Harry Findlay as he accused British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chief executive Nic Coward of “ruining my life”.
“Still angry at having been warned off for six months by the BHA disciplinary panel for laying his own horse Gullible Gordon, a punishment later reduced to a fine on appeal, Findlay confronted Coward near the parade ring and loudly called for his resignation, along with that of BHA chairman Paul Roy.
Findley, best known as part owner of Denman, was later seen in heated discussion with owners’ chief Paul Dixon at Doncaster sales over Dixon’s suggestion that Findlay’s initial six-month ban had been merited.
Coward refused to engage with Findlay, telling him this was “not the time or the place”, but he was clearly shaken by the incident.
Speaking to the press outside the weighing room a few minutes after the confrontation, Findlay said: ”I don’t care if I never own another racehorse in my life, all I want is my respect back.
“You can call me a bigmouth, you can call me a loudmouth, you can call me fat, but you don’t call me a liar. I haven’t lied for 27 years.”
Findlay promised to return to Doncaster today, when Black Moth – a colt he used to own – runs in the opening Flying Childers Stakes. “I am telling you now, they have picked on the wrong guy,” he said.
Findlay claims the BHA is pursuing a vendetta against him, and that its investigators had given him permission to lay other horses from Paul Nicholls’ stable.
FINLEY IN PUBLIC ATTACK ON BHA.
In June, Findlay asserted that, because of his “exemplary relationship with the BHA and Betfair” he was treated as a special case, where the laying regulations were concerned.
However, Roy was adamant in his rebuttal of the owner’s claims. “the BHA never gave permission to Harry Findlay to lay horses in yards where he had horses in training.” he said in a statement.
During yesterday’s outburst, Findlay told Coward: “You’ve ruined my life.”
Later he said: “Nic Coward said to me, ‘this is not the time or the place.’ He won’t speak to anyone. I’ve been waiting four and a half years to speak to him. I asked him, ‘Why have you tried to ruin my life?’ I really think Paul Roy has no choice but to go.”
Speaking after the incident, Coward said: ”Harry can make his point wherever he wishes to, but I deal with matters in the right way through the right processes. Dealing with things on the racecourse in that manner is not the right process.”
When Findlay’s accusations were put to him, he said: “You will have to speak to Mr Findlay , that is Mr Findlay’s business. Mr Findlay was dealt with through a disciplinary process in the right way. There was an outcome through a disciplinary panel and an appeal board and that is an end to the matter.
“You will have to speak to Mr Findlay about what Mr Findlay now wishes to say. You have seen repeatedly what we have said on this matter on the record.” END
COMMENT J Margaret Clarke for Turfcall.
Paul Roy and Nic Coward's attitude " When we say jump ....you jump ....."
Both these pompous regulators must go, and all the rest like them, OUT.
Britain is riddled with people as this:
British Courts riddled with same. ( British Legal Justice System)
British Political System riddled with same (British Political System)
British Horseracing Parties riddled with same (British Horseracing Authority)
British National Health Parties riddled with same
British Police Force riddled with same
British County Council’s riddled with same.
British National Health Service Parties all riddled with same
British Entrapment Policies, how they work, all riddled with same
British Church of England Parties all riddled with same
British Veterinary Surgeons all riddled with same
All tarred with the same brush. All riddled with the same bully beaurocracy.
British Horseracing repressed by Bloodhorse Illiterate Tyrant Parties using archaic tactics to punish and destroy peoples lives, to include the horses. Britain in the grip of archaic regulation stitch-ups by BHA bullies.