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Saturday September 24th

Yes this is late, but must be said.

The “Paulick Report.com” informs

readers that the curses of carelessness

and complacency have struck Kentucky again.

This time in the placing judges’ stand at Kentucky Downs following the

last race on Saturday September 10th.

The three placing judges

are responsible for determining the correct order of finish of each race. Their call will become the official order of

finish absent any disqualification. My

understanding of this incident is that the placing judges collectively agreed

on posting an order of finish that was incorrect. At that point they were unaware of their error. Then using the photo finish camera image to

verify their chosen order of finish, the mistake continued to elude them. Part of the reason being, the photo finish image

was viewed by only one of the three placing judges and his interpretation of

that photo was again in error. All three

placing judges called it wrong at the finish, which is understandable, but then

they entrusted the viewing of the camera

image, the holy grail in these matters and possibly their saving grace, to just one

member of the team. He gets it wrong

and the result is made official. It

appears that Corey Johnsen, The president of Kentucky Downs, had two placing judges who were lazy and three

who were incompetent. That resulted in what

most reasonable people would consider gross negligence, considering the

setting. People had wagered on the incorrect result.

The results of this boondoggle are now: (A) The incorrect order of finish is made official. (B) The faulty order of finish causes some bettors to be able to cash tickets

that would have have been worthless under the correct order of finish. (C) Those bettors who wagered on the correct order of finish now have tickets that are worthless, thanks to the placing judges. To hell with the losers, they will survive. Mr. Johnsen offered no form of relief to the holders of the now worthless tickets, made worthless by his employees, but he generously paid fourth purse money to the owner of the mistakenly placed fifth horse.

John Veitch, the chief steward, being fully aware of items (A), (B) and (C) informed the placing judges that they would not face any sanction from the stewards because it was simply human error, and he can understand that. Didn’t we hear those words somewhere before? Human error doesn’t count! Regardless of any acts or omissions you might commit, if it’s human error, you get a pass. That attitude convinces me that he also found acceptable the fact that two of the placing judges failed to review the camera image that would verify their chosen order of finish. That is part of their job! Such a liberal attitude Mr. Veitch! Your permissive attitude and oversight as a steward will probably take you to greater heights. You have just qualified to be a politician. Should you lose your present position, you can run for office.

I’m anxious to see if Ms. Underwood and any of the commissioners see things through the same “Liberal Bi-focals”. It’s been two weeks since the incident.

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Saturday September 24th

Yes this is late, but must be said.

The “Paulick Report.com” informs

readers that the curses of carelessness

and complacency have struck Kentucky again.

This time in the placing judges’ stand at Kentucky Downs following the

last race on Saturday September 10th.

The three placing judges

are responsible for determining the correct order of finish of each race. Their call will become the official order of

finish absent any disqualification. My

understanding of this incident is that the placing judges collectively agreed

on posting an order of finish that was incorrect. At that point they were unaware of their error. Then using the photo finish camera image to

verify their chosen order of finish, the mistake continued to elude them. Part of the reason being, the photo finish image

was viewed by only one of the three placing judges and his interpretation of

that photo was again in error. All three

placing judges called it wrong at the finish, which is understandable, but then

they entrusted the viewing of the camera

image, the holy grail in these matters and possibly their savior, to just one

member of the team. He gets it wrong

and the result is made official. It

appears that Corey Johnsen, The president of Kentucky Downs, had two placing judges who were lazy and three

who were incompetent. That resulted in what

most reasonable people would consider gross negligence, considering the

setting. People had wagered on the incorrect result.

The results of this boondoggle are now: (A) The incorrect order of finish is made official. (B) The faulty order of finish causes some bettors to be able to cash tickets

that would have have been worthless under the correct order of finish. (C) Those bettors who wagered on the correct order of finish now have tickets that are worthless, thanks to the placing judges. To hell with the losers, they will survive. Mr. Johnsen offered no form of relief to the holders of the now worthless tickets, made worthless by his employees, but he generously paid fourth purse money to the owner of the mistakenly placed fifth horse.

John Veitch, the chief steward, being fully aware of items (A), (B) and (C) informed the placing judges that they would not face any sanction from the stewards because it was simply human error, and he can understand that. Didn’t we hear those words somewhere before? Human error doesn’t count! Regardless of any acts or omissions you might commit, if it’s human error, you get a pass. That attitude convinces me that he also found acceptable the fact that two of the placing judges failed to review the camera image that would verify their chosen order of finish. That is part of their job! Such a liberal attitude Mr. Veitch! Your permissive attitude and oversight as a steward will probably take you to greater heights. You have just qualified to be a politician. Should you lose your present position, you can run for office.

I’m anxious to see if Ms. Underwood and any of the commissioners see things through the same “Liberal Bi-focals”. It’s been two weeks since the incident.

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Saturday September 24th

Yes this is late, but must be said.

The “Paulick Report.com” informs

readers that the curses of carelessness

and complacency have struck Kentucky again.

This time in the placing judges’ stand at Kentucky Downs following the

last race on Saturday September 10th.

The three placing judges

are responsible for determining the correct order of finish of each race. Their call will become the official order of

finish absent any disqualification. My

understanding of this incident is that the placing judges collectively agreed

on posting an order of finish that was incorrect. At that point they were unaware of their error. Then using the photo finish camera image to

verify their chosen order of finish, the mistake continued to elude them. Part of the reason being, the photo finish image

was viewed by only one of the three placing judges and his interpretation of

that photo was again in error. All three

placing judges called it wrong at the finish, which is understandable, but then

they entrusted the viewing of the camera

image, the holy grail in these matters and possibly their savior, to just one

member of the team. He gets it wrong

and the result is made official. It

appears that Corey Johnsen, The president of Kentucky Downs, had two placing judges who were lazy and three

who were incompetent. That resulted in what

most reasonable people would consider gross negligence, considering the

setting. People had wagered on the incorrect result.

The results of this boondoggle are now: (A) The incorrect order of finish is made official. (B) The faulty order of finish causes some bettors to be able to cash tickets

that would have have been worthless under the correct order of finish. (C) Those bettors who wagered on the correct order of finish now have tickets that are worthless, thanks to the placing judges. To hell with the losers, they will survive. Mr. Johnsen offered no form of relief to the holders of the now worthless tickets, made worthless by his employees, but he generously paid fourth purse money to the owner of the mistakenly placed fifth horse.

John Veitch, the chief steward, being fully aware of items (A), (B) and (C) informed the placing judges that they would not face any sanction from the stewards because it was simply human error, and he can understand that. Didn’t we hear those words somewhere before? Human error doesn’t count! Regardless of any acts or omissions you might commit, if it’s human error, you get a pass. That attitude convinces me that he also found acceptable the fact that two of the placing judges failed to review the camera image that would verify their chosen order of finish. That is part of their job! Such a liberal attitude Mr. Veitch! Your permissive attitude and oversight as a steward will probably take you to greater heights. You have just qualified to be a politician. Should you lose your present position, you can run for office.

I’m anxious to see if Ms. Underwood and any of the commissioners see things through the same “Liberal Bi-focals”. It’s been two weeks since the incident.

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Saturday September 24th

Yes this is late, but must be said.

The “Paulick Report.com” informs

readers that the curses of carelessness

and complacency have struck Kentucky again.

This time in the placing judges’ stand at Kentucky Downs following the

last race on Saturday September 10th.

The three placing judges

are responsible for determining the correct order of finish of each race. Their call will become the official order of

finish absent any disqualification. My

understanding of this incident is that the placing judges collectively agreed

on posting an order of finish that was incorrect. At that point they were unaware of their error. Then using the photo finish camera image to

verify their chosen order of finish, the mistake continued to elude them. Part of the reason being, the photo finish image

was viewed by only one of the three placing judges and his interpretation of

that photo was again in error. All three

placing judges called it wrong at the finish, which is understandable, but then

they entrusted the viewing of the camera

image, the holy grail in these matters and possibly their savior, to just one

member of the team. He gets it wrong

and the result is made official. It

appears that Corey Johnsen, The president of Kentucky Downs, had two placing judges who were lazy and three

who were incompetent. That resulted in what

most reasonable people would consider gross negligence, considering the

setting. People had wagered on the incorrect result.

The results of this boondoggle are now: (A) The incorrect order of finish is made official. (B) The faulty order of finish causes some bettors to be able to cash tickets

that would have have been worthless under the correct order of finish. (C) Those bettors who wagered on the correct order of finish now have tickets that are worthless, thanks to the placing judges. To hell with the losers, they will survive. Mr. Johnsen offered no form of relief to the holders of the now worthless tickets, made worthless by his employees, but he generously paid fourth purse money to the owner of the mistakenly placed fifth horse.

John Veitch, the chief steward, being fully aware of items (A), (B) and (C) informed the placing judges that they would not face any sanction from the stewards because it was simply human error, and he can understand that. Didn’t we hear those words somewhere before? Human error doesn’t count! Regardless of any acts or omissions you might commit, if it’s human error, you get a pass. That attitude convinces me that he also found acceptable the fact that two of the placing judges failed to review the camera image that would verify their chosen order of finish. That is part of their job! Such a liberal attitude Mr. Veitch! Your permissive attitude and oversight as a steward will probably take you to greater heights. You have just qualified to be a politician. Should you lose your present position, you can run for office.

I’m anxious to see if Ms. Underwood and any of the commissioners see things through the same “Liberal Bi-focals”. It’s been two weeks since the incident.

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