Oxx and Prendergast to join forces
Renowned Curragh trainer John Oxx (inset) has got a significant New Year boost with news he will train the Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Skitter Scatter in 2019.
The classic contender is one of a large number of horses who are set to make the short journey to Oxx’s Currabeg yard from Patrick Prendergast’s nearby stables.
Prendergast himself will join the Oxx team having decided not to renew his licence despite 2018 having been his most successful year to date as a trainer. “Patrick is moving to work for me, and with a good proportion of his horses,” Oxx confirmed on Friday. “He’s bringing as many of his horses as he can. He’s spoken to his owners and got quite a lot of support for it. His main owners are behind it.”