“I realize that people are really down on this idea of “kicking” but it was worth every bit of the $750 fine"
That's a fancy way of saying, screw the rules for a gambling sport, they're not for me.
We've gone through this before, and it's frankly pretty silly to be even talking about it any longer. The sport is paralyzed to do even the simplest of things like placing a horse when a driver cheats on it by kicking. It's had a leadership chasm forever.
But this little thing - a driver outside cheating, beats a driver inside who doesn't cheat sometimes taking betting money and another owner's money down with it - cuts right to the heart of the game. It makes people think this:
Sometimes I wonder why a lot of people don't take harness racing seriously. Then people say this and I'm reminded why pic.twitter.com/euqQKx6swlI know the sport's power structure is harvesting purse money until the slots run out; that's the sports' long term strategy and that's obvious. But it has to bother anyone who still cares about the game that people like David Miller can thumb his nose at it in such a cavalier fashion.
— Doug McPherson (@LDMcPherson) December 9, 2014
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