Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Calamity Jane fired

Lingfield judge Jane Stickels hit the headlines back in March when she incorrectly announced 9/4 favourite Welsh Dragon the winner of a race which 14/1 shot Miss Dagger had won.

The mistake was noticed by Channel 4 race commentator Simon Holt who had been examining the official photo. As the 'weighed in' had already been called, the result could not be amended.

Many bookmakers paid out twice, costing the industry around £2 million.

Yesterday 'Calamity Jane' was fired; she can't have any complaints there.

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