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Jumps Boss Blasts "Renegade Comments"

Tuesday, 22nd June 2010

The Australian Jumping Racing Association "hit back at trainer Brian Johnston after he said jumps racing was declining under the weight of stringent key-performance indicators imposed by Racing Victoria," reported The Age in Melbourne. AJRA president Rodney Rae called Johnston's outburst "renegade comments which are not in the best interests of Victorian racing & not supported by the AJRA or the industry". Rae added: "I believe Johnston's comments are selfish, egotistical, counter productive to what everyone is trying to achieve & undermine the efforts of every single person in a difficult time." Johnston "cast considerable doubt on the future of the industry" after winning Saturday's Australian Steeple with Tarawera, describing targets set for jumping as always "unachievable" & declaring: "I blame the Jumps Racing Association for signing off on a deal that saw KPIs that were beyond the reach of jumps racing in Victoria."

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