Punters have been left scratching their heads after a protest in the final race of the Ararat meeting was dismissed by stewards.
The drama unfolded when the Mick Sell trained Ardra Storm began to lay in and then overreacted to the use of the whip by jockey Craig Robertson.
Ardra Storm then veered sharply causing heavy interference to the runner up Our Wando.
It didn’t take long for punters to voice their disgust on social media, including one punter who had backed Our Wando at $91.
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— brad clark (@bradclark04) February 8, 2018
I would nearly go the extreme of saying that was the worst decision I have seen in racing. #ararat
— Hayden Byrne (@Maebha_Racing) February 8, 2018
That is an unbelievable decision to dismiss the protest in Ararat race 8.
— John Kelton (@eaglepunt) February 8, 2018