Saturday, 1 August 2009
The front page of today's Daily Examiner carries a report written by its editor, Peter Chapman, about the disqualification of a jockey whose urine sample tested positive to a banned substance.
Racing NSW stewards disqualified the hoop for 12 months on the basis of an analyst's finding of an opioid in a sample taken from the jockey after he completed trackwork in July.
According to Chapman, "the test revealed traces of the prohibited drug, Buprenorphine, in his system".
No, Peter, stewards did not reveal to the public just what the jock's sample contained.
Chapman proceeded to provide readers with the duck's guts about Buprenorphine.
Although it made for interesting reading, Chapman didn't say that the information provided about the substance was lifted from any one of a number of sources on the internet. And, of course, he didn't acknowledge the source/s.
Even more interesting, was what Chapman (with all his editing skills) elected to leave out about the substance's adverse effects.
In addition to the effects stated, the source/s Chapman 'borrowed' from also stated that the substance had the potential to affect a chap's love making.
Thanks, Peter, for sparing the readers those details!
Read Chapman's piece in The Daily Examiner's here.