Apr 8, 2019 -- 10:14PM, impossible123 wrote:
MJK, when races took part in Ireland (mainly/only).'foxy', sponsorship = promotion for Ryanair and publicity for the O'Learys. The same reason why the likes of Ruoert Murdoch, Robert Maxwell, Conrad Black, etc, bought/retained newspapers when they were lost-making? Newspapers act as their owners' mouth-pieces.At the end of the day, a level playing field is good for all involved eg trainer/owner/punter (big and small) even in business to promote innovation and competition, and suppress complacency and domination by only a select few eg amazon, facebook, google, microsoft (in tech); utilities; telecoms; airlines; etc.
So you're actual problem, amid all the bluster, is that the Gigginstowns operation isn't British?
Apr 10, 2019 -- 9:32AM, foxy wrote:
Mjk Most racegoers over here appreciate the Irish horses coming over I remember back in 2001 the Irish had already decided no horses would travel over to the festival due to foot and mouth many thought there would little point in having a festival without them the rest as they say is history.
I've no doubt about that foxy but some on here don't see it that way