Letter: Get Weatherbys involved.Byline: Jane Southall
I READ with enthusiasm and much interest Kim Kim
orphan wanders streets of India with lama. [Br. Lit.: Kim]
See : Adventurousness Bailey's call for Weatherbys to be involved in the collection and payment of training fees.
About time, should be the reaction, as I seem to recall this scenario being banded about way back in the mid-'80s.
The slow/non-payment of training fees is a constant thorn thorn, in botany
thorn, sharp-pointed projection on some plants, usually protective in function. Botanically, thorns are distinguished as modified stems (as in the honey locust and hawthorn) from spines, which are modified leaves (as in the barberry), and in a trainer's side, so why not make the trainers' lot considerably easier by the implementation of the above?
Historically, racing clubs/syndicates seem to have a less than glowing record in this regard, and making this system mandatory may encourage more trainers to welcome their long-term involvement.
Of course, nothing is fool-proof. The non-payment of training fees to Weatherbys is possible - let us not forget the long list of ex-owners published in the racing calendar stretching back several years!
Surely, this is an initiative to crack on to put on; as, to crack on more sail, or more steam.
See also: Crack with? During my brief spell with a licence I was fortunately blessed with wonderful return-of-post-paying owners.
Jane Southall Blandford, Dorset