Punters have turned to twitter to show their disgust after heavily backed CS Hayes Stakes favourite Palentino lost the race on protest to Tivaci with the interference occurring at the 900m mark.
Should the protest have been upheld? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Twitters response to the protest:
In response Bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au has paid out bets on Palentino.
We’ll be paying out on Palentino as a winner in R6 at Flemington after he was relegated to 2nd via a protest! pic.twitter.com/hKVUJOhBWi
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) February 20, 2016
RV chief steward Terry Bailey, in upholding protest, said Palentino came out abruptly @ 900m & took Tivaci “excessively wide on track”
— adrian dunn (@adriandunn2) February 20, 2016
That is the biggest fucking joke I have ever fucking seen #getfuckedracing
— Paul Blair (@RacingInSpring) February 20, 2016
— Brad Rawiller (@rawiller) February 20, 2016
This is a complete farce
— Brody Russell (@BrodyRussell09) February 20, 2016
I’ve lost all faith in these stewards.
— TheProfits.com.au (@TheProfitsComAu) February 20, 2016
Disgrace pure and simple. That horse had its chance all the way down the straight and WAS IN FRONT !
— Alex Donnelly (@AlexDonnelly14) February 20, 2016