A resident has spoken out about his 'disappointment' with what he said was an obscured view of the recent Katherine Races.
Previously, all race attendants had full access to the rails to watch the show, but this year corporate tents took precedence.
Lindsay Davies said “a lot of people are angry that others were privileged, while the general public didn’t get a chance to see what they paid for.”
“We were restricted, and I think it is gross that paying people didn’t have the chance to stand on the rail to watch the race,” Mr Davies said.
“The general public are being discriminated against by the privileged few.”
The Katherine resident of 29 years said the corporate tents should have been placed in the middle of the tracks, similar to the Darwin Race set up.
“I would like [the races] to go back to what it was where everyone had access,” he said.
“It has slowly changed and now it favours the people in power with money.
“I have been to ten of the races in the past and this is the worst I have been to for the way it was set up.
“It was a good day, the only downside was that the corporate tents took up the front row.
“I don’t know why the tents were there,” Mr Davies said.
The Katherine Times contacted the Katherine Turf Club and a spokesman said they did not wish to comment.
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