The outrageous adjudication offered by the CHRB in O’Neill should certainly convince those with knowledge of the circumstances that the present system of regulators being appointed by governors and racing commissioners simply is not effective. Violators are slapped on the wrist for serious violations and then negotiate favorable conditions with their feeble regulators as to when they serve their suspensions. This type of behavior is totally unacceptable and unfortunately it proliferates. (See NYSGC vs O’Neill et al within the past two weeks.) I can’t begin to understand what sort of mindset exists with these so called regulators when they make these outrageous rulings. They simply do not regulate, they appease!