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Don't prostitute racing; LETTERS.

THANK YOU Laura Thompson ('Chance to promote racing as a glorious oasis' January 11). At last, someone who is prepared to point out the emperor's new clothes, or lack of.

Racing doesn't need to change - it has already changed too much. It should revert, rather than bend over backwards until its spine is irrevocably broken.

I would prefer it to wither and die than continually prostitute itself in the vain attempt to attract the uninterested.

The people who will go racing only when there is a bouncy castle should not go racing. Get rid of the gimmicks and concentrate on the horses, who are at the centre of the greatest sport in the world.

Malcolm Pannett Brighton
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 2010
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