Horse racing not alone when it comes to dirty tactics | South China Morning Post

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Horse racing not alone when it comes to dirty tactics | South China Morning Post

http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1185502/horse-racing-not-alone-when-it-comes-dirty-tactics

This month marks the six-year anniversary of an ultimately unsuccessful but highly imaginative and astonishingly intricate attempt to rig races at Happy Valley Racecourse. If you presented this stunning plan as a work of fiction you’d be written off as being either unrealistic or on highly effective hallucinogens.

Just hours before a March 2007 meeting, officials discovered something startling buried in the turf at the 1,200m starting point: a remote-controlled device of a dozen foot-long launching tubes, set to line up with each of the runners and designed to shoot tiny darts filled with tranquilliser into the bellies of selected horses as they stood in the barriers before a race.

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