Horse has luck of the Irish
Irish Constabulary, a horse who languished in a Seymour paddock for several years during a Supreme Court case, won the Magic Millions Country Cup at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The eight-year-old gelding by Flying Spur is part owned by Seymour locals Paul Cox and Peter Ewart and is trained at Caloundra by John Symons and Sheila Laxon, whose JSL Racing Partnership was formerly based in Seymour.
Although he only began his racing career at seven, Irish Constabulary is making up for lost time and on Saturday took his earnings to only $300 shy of a $250 000 with seven wins from just 17 starts.
He was one of an estimated 50 horses caught up in a court case between JSL Racing and former prominent Symons and Laxon clients Frank and Karen Butler.
Irish Constabulary has earned a crack at stakes company with his dominant win for rider Michael Hellyer at the Gold Coast.
Symons said Irish Constabulary could start in the Sunshine Coast Sprint over 1400 m in two weeks.