Im not one for the big introes but Les Samba was, Sydney race horse owner, trainer, breeder and probable race fixer was shot on Feb 27 on Beaconsfield parade Melbourne last year. http://www.theage.com.au/national/w...k-with-the-dance-of-death-20110401-1crqs.html This occurred after leaving a dinner party and driving to a meeting at 9:30 that night to be shot and wounded on the footpath in the open confines of the busy road. Les tried to stumble back but the shooter caught up with him and put a bullet in his head at point blank before taking off by foot. The problem police have in this is not finding a potential suspect but finding the right one. Les had certainly made himself a collection of dodgy friends over the years including his current friend Ron Medich. His daughter used to be married to Danny Nikolic, yes the same jockey at the centre of race fixing allegations and who's name long before that had been thrown around tab's by the punters as discussed if he was riding for real or on the take in any given race. Danny's older brother is also widely suspected of involvement in fixing (link to keep admin happy http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/racefixing-scandal-spreads-20120814-246zb.html) and little brother Tommy, a not so talented horseman lives on the same street Les was murdered. But there are other dodgy dealings for Les so we cant just look at the Nikolics. Did someone from Sydney make the trip down to knock him off and make it look like the Nikolic's were involved to throw the scent. In the first several months of this one the updates would ring regularly... but it's gone quiet, is this the calm before the storm or has the murder trail gone dry, or are they going to bring it out as part of an even bigger expose on the crooks of the Racing World. The problem also remains who pulled the trigger. it does not look like a pro job... but having said that they got their man and got away. Im tipping though the obvious are behind the shooters bidding.