Picture : Ormond Ferraris was critical of the ROA in an open letter to the Sporting Post and the latter sent an explanatory reply (Photo – Sporting Post)
Never a dull moment in South African racing.
Ormond Ferraris has written an open letter to the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) and sent it to the Sporting Post for publication.
The letter begins:
I noted with some alarm the comments made by Mr. Bortz about the discrepancies in the due diligence performed on the ROA, and request him to make these discrepancies public, as they clearly are in the public interest, and furthermore such material and important allegations should not be made without any substantiation thereof, as they lead to gossip and conjecture.
In my opinion, the ROA no longer has any relevance to, nor purpose in, the current structure of horse racing in South Africa.
The ROA have responded to the letter.
There response begins:
Mr. Ormond Ferraris’ letter which he wrote as a life-member of the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) to the Sporting Post is a mixture of opinion, conjecture, truths and misconceptions in relation to the ROA.