Mike Dillon racing editor of the Herald on Sunday has published book based on Lisa Cropp’s drug use.
As Dillon says of methamphetamine:-
It’s perfect for jockeys – it creates massive doses of energy, suppresses appetite and can eliminate itself from a detection zone in as little as 22 hours, compared with a minimum of 20 days for cannabis.
Dillon provides a good timeline in the main article which shows how Cropp delayed justice for years, won races worth millions of dollars and broke the NZ record for the most winners as she lost case after case all the way to the Supreme Court.
The danger of driving around the country from meeting to meeting and then riding half ton horses at great speed with about twenty others while on meth is way beyond what is acceptable.
Dillon’s piece makes it clear that the racing authorities and journalists were aware of Cropp’s behaviour over a long period and did not have a way of stopping her.
It does raise the question of whether that type of evidence should be available for prosecution for drug use and/or driving offences as well.