Horse has luck of the Ir­ish

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT -

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.

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