Australian Racing Greyhound (ARG) says its Facebook page was “unpublished” due to having broached Facebook’s edicts against promoting or facilitating online gambling “unless the Page has obtained prior authorization from Facebook.”
ARG has filed an appeal with Facebook based on the fact that greyhound race betting is “100 per cent legal in Australia.” ARG hopes to have its Facebook presence back up and running soon.
Anyone posting footage from a Thursday race at Australia’s Canterbury track would also have been spanked by Facebook, but for violating an entirely different prohibition. Spectators were left scandalized after jockey Blake Shinn experienced a wardrobe malfunction shortly after his horse bolted out of the gate.
Specifically, the elastic on Shinn’s trousers gave way, and while they stayed up for a time, Shinn rode the home straight with his bare ass exposed to the assembled crowd, the TV audience and the truly unfortunate horses trailing his nag – one of which, if you’ll believe it, was named Modesty.
Following the race – which he somehow managed to finish second – Shinn was philosophical, saying he knew what was going on “but I had to keep going.” Shinn later cracked wise on Twitter, saying he’d “tried to give my fellow jocks a bum steer but unfortunately backfired.” Winning jockey Tommy Berry celebrated not only his first place finish, but also being “the only one that didn’t have to stare at Blake’s arse the whole way up the straight.”
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