To Race or Not to Race…

Banning Arrack and lotteries the govt is now hell-bent on banning the ‘horse racing’ …the interpretation from the minister is simple…

Minister Ram Chandra Gowda, whose announcement to ban the king of sports has triggered a heated debate. A day after his announcement in the council to shift BTC out of the city, Gowda told TOI on Thursday the government will permit racing only if it is confined to horse owners and breeders.

“They can institute prizes, distribute the money won among jockeys and owners, but the public should not be allowed. Once the public is allowed, it leads to gambling which the government is stopping through its ban on lotteries.” Refer..

The ripples of it has been seen prominent on today’s newspapers while all big wiggies horse owners and lovers putting up their views on the ‘entertainment gaming’ aspects via politically correct views… the luck factor of racing seems to be wearing out of the turf club and seen effectively lobbing for BTC protection…

So what’s wrong in racing, is it betting, indeed yes…is it a sport, yes always then why such a hue and cry? In line with the principle of banning lotteries the govt is after all ‘luck factors’ of betting… perhaps few punters on the stock market should get worries on the next ‘eligible’ move to ban intra day trading on the stock exchanges extending the principle moving forward? That’s also luck, isn’t it?

2 Comments so far

  1. Dr.Kumaresh (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

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  2. tarlesubba (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 8:13 pm

    dear sir,
    i am salivating at the prospective responses that your response to a post about racing will spring.
    the way i reacted after reading your response, I am left with dizziness in the head & ringing in the ears. further atleast one person here reported that distortions in my face were acute and that I was deaf to her call to pipe it.

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