Ranters “Glennsta” aka Glenn Pollett and “Pearla” aka Marc Lambourne have invoked the wrath of the Sydney Stewards. Both have been charged under AR228 (a):
Pearla faces a second charge under AR228 (d):
The charges spring from the 20th April edition of the Monday flagship “The Rant” reviewing the final day of the Randwick carnival.
Glennsta entertained us, as he does, with some satire about the plunge on Kinane.
Unfortunately, not everyone was amused…possibly even the winners?!
It's a members-only segment, but email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free look as Racing NSW and its mates have been viewing without paying.
The light-hearted discussion included mentions of early Quaddie payouts and frozen TAB accounts.
Not sure why Sky Racing tipster and Jockey manager, Mark Guest was watching our show (to get some free tips ….about how to have fun in racing?) but Guest felt privileged enough to send a text about the show to the Chief Steward asking a call back.
The CS obliged and the rest is history…
AR 228 (a) to (d)…and maybe… to (z) here we come!
So Ranters, you now know that some heavy hitters are watching the show with you, including from time to time the CHIEF STEWARD himself and possibly some of his close friends.
Before long, NSW Jockeys Association CEO Tony Crisafi also fessed up to being a secret watcher.
I say ‘secret’ because neither Guest nor Cristafi are registered Ranters or paying consumers of our wisdom and wit.
Cristafi reached the CHIEF STEWARD through another Racing NSW honcho Graeme Hinton (COO). Listen to his "Hi Mate" email below:
After his usual efficient inquiry, the CHIEF STEWARD has now charged Glennsta and Pearla.
So, Racing NSW has now decided to take our private and ‘fun discussion’ among ourselves to the general public and eventually, the Courts…in order to preserve the good image, interests and integrity of racing.
Since each and every one of you would qualify as the ‘fair- minded and properly informed hypothetical bystander’ it would be good to hear your thoughts about this latest brainstorm from the Establishment.