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Letter: CHATROOM.

Byline: Edited by Martin Smethurst

Problems by design

Couldn't agree more with Julian Wilson re the new grandstands. Problem is, they're designed by architects who know nothing about racing, to a brief prepared by people who don't acknowledge anything outside corporate entertainment. Don-caster next?

Norman Jowett, Nottingham

Lack of understanding

Alan Jarvis articulates a growing concern - that the police do not understand racing. How are the accused going to defend themselves to a jury that is also unlikely to be able to grasp how the industry operates?

Valerie Rowe, Plymouth

A sound education

Michael Wigham had a good grounding in the art of landing a decent touch - he used to ride for John Sutcliffe

Jeremy Dore, Coggeshall, Essex

Racing closes ranks

Please can someone explain what the punishment would have been for a racegoer who chose to head-butt a horse in the parade ring or unsaddling enclosure? Once again, racing closes ranks and refuses to admit any wrongdoing.

Karim Fatih, London

Worth a thousand words

One thing the furore over the Paul O'Neill head-butt incident proves beyond doubt is the power of the visual image, with television companies showing it on both sides of the Atlantic and newspapers producing picture sequences.

Graham, Poole

Sad at loss of Sexton

So sad to read of Graham Sexton's death. Do I remember him once riding the first three winners on a televised card?

Paul, Liverpool

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2006
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