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Stewards Push To Ban Margin Bets
Stewards "are likely to recommend unanimously this week that spot betting be outlawed in racing" reported The Herald-Sun. Spot (or margin) betting "has been a key talking point at a Brisbane national stewards' conference this week". Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy called for its scrapping before the conference & the newspaper noted "various state stewards held a united view that margin betting - dubbed by some as Black Caviar exotics - was a window to corruption, if only perceived".