Ludicrous proportions; LETTERS.
Ludicrous proportions THERE is constant criticism aimed at the level of prize-money, with various suggestions put forward to address the problem.
There were six races at Ascot on Champions Day with more than PS4 million on offer, closely followed by Yarmouth on Tuesday with PS40,000 spread over eight races. The problem is there for all to see.
The disparity between the top and bottom has reached ludicrous proportions. The racing authorities appear unable, or unwilling, to accept that without the bread-and-butter midweek meetings there would be Ascot as racing would fold.
At the bottom end, which involves the majority of horses in training, the figures have reached appalling levels. Get your heads out of the sand, and do something about it!
Glyn Linder Norwich