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« 2021-Jun-02, 10:05 PM Reply #75 »
“ not given an opportunity to challenge the finding of a prohibited substance.”

Sounds rather odd

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« 2021-Aug-06, 11:48 AM Reply #76 »
Boss is locked in for a Cup tilt
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Jockey Glen Boss.

CHAMPION jockey Glen Boss will quarantine for two weeks to attack the Melbourne spring carnival where he will ride cult hero horse Alligator Blood and is also in the frame to ride Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise.

Last year’s Cox Plate-winning jockey will jet to Melbourne after fulfilling his riding obligations at Randwick on Saturday. Boss, who has a residential address in Melbourne, has chosen the Victorian carnival over Sydney, with Covid-19 restrictions confronting Sydney-based jockeys who want to ride interstate.

The Courier-Mail can reveal Boss has been booked to partner Queensland’s Group 1-winning star Alligator Blood on a Cox Plate path, beginning with the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and then the Group 1 Toorak Handicap.

Should Alligator Blood impress in those races, Boss will partner him as he chases backto-back Cox Plates after riding Sir Dragonet to victory last year.

While the rider for Melbourne and Caulfield Cups favourite Incentivise is yet to be confirmed, it is understood Boss is in the box seat and a decision could be imminent.

Boss’s decision to base himself in Melbourne means, unless the Covid-19 landscape changes drastically, he will be unable to ride in the $15m The Everest on October 16.

That is also the same day as the Caulfield Cup, where Incentivise is the $7 favourite.

Victory in the Caulfield Cup would see Boss complete the Grand Slam of Australian racing, having already won four Cox Plates, three Melbourne Cups and two Golden Slippers.

In another spring twist, Alligator Blood, the winner of last year’s Group 1 Australian Guineas, won’t be trained by Hall Of Fame legend Gai Waterhouse and training partner Adrian Bott during the spring.

Alligator Blood had been due to be transferred to Waterhouse from Sunshine Coast trainer Billy Healey but twell-known galloper willremain in Healey’s care.

Alligator Blood will resume in the Listed Goldmarket on the Gold Coast on August 27, with James Orman to ride.

Alligator Blood’s managing owner Allan Endresz confirmed the gelding would remain with Healey and that Boss would ride in Melbourne.

“I spoke to Bossy and he was thrilled,” Endresz said. “We will get Alligator Blood either flown down or trucked down depending on Covid issues.

“We want to send some Queensland staff, such as a trackwork rider, down to Melbourne for the spring so it made sense the horse stays with Billy and we go from there.”

Alligator Blood is currently rated a $51 Cox Plate chance with TAB.

Incentivise blasted his way into $11 Melbourne Cup favouritism with a series of blistering winter carnival wins with trainer Steve Tregea in Queensland before being sent to Peter Moody in Victoria for his big Cups mission.

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Bossy being in the "box seat" for the ride on Incentivise is a surprise he hasn't had many rides for Moody that I know of and Anthony Allen has the runs on the ball ...you don't fix change anything if it ain't broken.

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« 2021-Aug-06, 07:26 PM Reply #77 »
Next time Ben Dorries connects with Alligator Blood's owner Ezybonds No 1 (Mgr: A P Endresz) he should ask how his legal action against QRIC ,,,RQ & RA is going ...according to an earlier report written by Ben Dorries on or about 2 June he wrote that Mr Endresz has LAUNCHED legal action in the Supreme Court agin the above named respondents.

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« 2021-Aug-06, 09:05 PM Reply #78 »


Bossy being in the "box seat" for the ride on Incentivise is a surprise he hasn't had many rides for Moody that I know of and Anthony Allen has the runs on the ball ...you don't fix change anything if it ain't broken.

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I'm of the same view. Why would you take a horse in that form off Steve Tregea and Anthony Allen? Apart from the obvious risk that the horse won't fire in the new stable, isn't it saying to the two that you aren't good enough to train/ride the horse? A bit of an insult without actually saying anything  :what:

Will be following both horses with interest this year.

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« 2021-Aug-07, 11:39 AM Reply #79 »
Pretty sure it hasn't been taken 'off' him PP, he's either owner or part owner of Windemere Stud who own the horse. I think I read somewhere the decision was taken around the uncertainty of the borders and possible closures + the requirement to head to Victoria when he's got commitments back in Qld.

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« 2021-Aug-07, 03:49 PM Reply #80 »
Pretty sure it hasn't been taken 'off' him PP, he's either owner or part owner of Windemere Stud who own the horse. I think I read somewhere the decision was taken around the uncertainty of the borders and possible closures + the requirement to head to Victoria when he's got commitments back in Qld.

Fair enough. Pretty exciting animal. Hope he acclimatizes and the tracks aren't too hard for him.

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« 2021-Aug-11, 11:32 AM Reply #81 »
It's been confirmed that the owner/s of Alligator Blood have filed an application in the Supreme Court over the disqualification imposed on the horse when it returned a positive swab the originating application  was filed in May while the most recent filing was on 30 July no date for hearing has been set down as far as I know the learned Judge whose name appears in the Directions Orders in the file is Brown J. so I assume he will have conduct of the case.

It will be interesting to see the outcome as I observed approx 12 months ago.....

Interesting to follow the progress of the proposed legal proceedings especially the arguments advanced in order to overcome the first hurdle that no damages arise from decisions made under the Rules AR 279 applies.

AR 279 No damages for decisions made under the Rules

(1)A person is not entitled to make any claim for damages by reason or in consequence of the imposition, annulment, removal,variation, or remission of any decision made,or penalty, restriction or sanction imposed or purporting to be imposed,under the Rules.

(2)No PRA, Steward, Club, or official shall be liable to any person for any loss or damage sustained by that person as a result of, or in any way (either directly or indirectly) arising out of the exercise of any right, privilege, power, duty, function or discretion conferred or imposed, or bona-fide believed to have been conferred or imposed, under the Rules.

No doubt a massive disappointment to be DQ'd and losing the opportunity to negotiate a deal with one of the The Everest's slot holders but that part of the claim is purely speculative and would be long odds to succeed IMO.....still the clever lawyers on both sides will be racking their brains to find any loopholes that may assist their arguments either in support of or in opposition to from the defendants.

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« 2021-Aug-17, 09:21 PM Reply #82 »
MANY PATHS FOR ALLIGATOR BLOOD
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SUNSHINE Coast trainer Billy Healey isn’t concerned about champion jockey Glen Boss’ struggles getting into Victoria, saying he would be happy with any jockey riding his stable star Alligator Blood if they make the trip south.

The Group 1 winner was given a trial at the Gold Coast on Monday morning, leading all the way over 1000m in what was his final hit out before resuming after almost 12 months off the scene in next Friday’s Listed Goldmarket (1200m) at the track.

Healey said he will be going into the race with an open mind, revealing there are other possible options other than Melbourne if things don’t go to plan.

Allotted 61kg over an unsuitable 1200m trip, Healey wants to see Alligator Blood in the finish before sending him on a plane south for the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

“I think he needs to run in the top few and not be beaten too far,” he said. “What we all have to remember is last time the horse started first up he carried 61kg and finished third.

“I would be looking for a similar sort of run and if he did that I would be keen for him to head to Melbourne.

“If he was a bit below par however, there are plenty of options going forward. He is coming off 12 months lay off so we are in no rush, there are races all over the countryside for him so he could have a run or two then go to the paddock and have a longer run into a Magic Millions Cup for $1m.

With Boss now in a race against time to get approval from the Victorian Government to enter a 14-day quarantine, a laid-back Healey said he is not fussed about who rides Alligator Blood.

While Boss is also booked to ride Caulfield and Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise, Healey said there would be no shortage of options if Alligator Blood performs well next Friday.

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« 2021-Aug-26, 08:58 AM Reply #83 »
Class conquers all
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Alligator Blood makes his long-awaited return to the racetrack at the Gold Coast on Friday. Pictu AAP
 
Trainer Billy Healey.
RIVALS WILL BE OUT FOR FRESH BLOOD BUT ...
THE trainer of headline horse Alligator Blood says the Group 1 winner will be vulnerable when he resumes at the Gold Coast on Friday, but bookmakers would be brave to take him on.
New trainer Billy Healey faces his moment of truth when the star galloper lumps 61kg in the Listed Goldmarket (1200m) in his return to racing after 10 months off.
Alligator Blood was a hero in his three-year-old season, winning the Group 1 Australian Guineas last year, but hasn’t raced since the Golden Eagle last October when finishing down the track in 15th.
Alligator Blood has since had surgery for a back issue and a change of trainer from David Vandyke to 23-yearold Healey on the Sunshine Coast.
TAB’s first market on the Goldmarket had Alligator Blood as the $5 second pick, while Kelly Schweida’s sprinter Racecourse Road was the $4.80 favourite.
However, not long after Alligator Blood firmed into $4.80 favourite.
Healey won’t be surprised if Alligator Blood is beaten on Friday but said bookies could end up with egg on their face if they were too generous with his price.
“Alligator Blood has had a jumpout and a trial, but he will definitely be vulnerable with the weight,” Healey said.
“Everyone has also got to realise he has plenty of seasons of racing ahead of him. We are not screwing him down for a Listed race on the Gold Coast on a Friday.
“Just spending a long time off and having 61kg, he will definitely improve off whatever he does on Friday.
“But if he can get back to anywhere near where he was first-up last time around, I think he is still a very good chance.
“Class will take him a long way.
“He’s a Group 1 winner and I dare say some of these other horses are never going to win Group 1s.
“I certainly wouldn’t take him on if I was a bookie, just on class. I would still be trying to keep him safe.”
While a Cox Plate preparation is the goal for Alligator Blood, Healey said there were no stone-cold guarantees the star galloper would even venture to Melbourne for the spring carnival.
The Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 18 could be the first Melbourne spring assignment for Alligator Blood, but only if he pleases Healey and connections on Friday.
The Alligator Blood camp has a rich Gold Coast Magic Millions race in mind for the gelding in January and if he doesn’t yet look ready to rumble against the big spring guns in Melbourne, everything will instead be geared around preparing him for the Queensland summer mission.
“If I really wanted to see the horse hard-fit and a moral first-up, I would have given him three trials going into this race on the Gold Coast,” Healey said.
“But the idea has always been the Rupert Clarke, which is three weeks from his first run, which ideally works out beautifully.
“But at the moment I’m leaving every card on the table. I’m not saying he is definitely going to Melbourne.
“I want to see what happens on Friday.
“He might even yet run in another race up here (in Queensland) in a few weeks time and then go to the paddock and get ready for a rich 1400m race at the Magic Millions in January.”
Racecourse Road, who has won four of his past six starts and is resuming on Friday, shapes as a key danger.
The conditions of the Goldmarket mean Racecourse Road and all the other runners, apart from Alligator Blood, will be allotted 54kg.
“I feel Alligator Blood has found the right sort of race, it’s just the weight scale that’s the biggest worry,” Healey said.
“Racecourse Road is probably going to lead with no weight. It’s fast. Ef Troop also goes forward and is fast with no weight.
“Alligator Blood definitely won’t be leading on Friday and if he’s got something to chase he is always up for the fight.
“As long as he is running home, working to the line well, that’s the main thing going forward.”
Alligator Blood, with Jimmy Orman to ride, has drawn barrier two in the $125,000 Goldmarket.

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« 2021-Sep-02, 04:08 PM Reply #84 »
Covid has Alligator beached at home
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ALLIGATOR Blood’s Melbourne spring mission is over after connections decided to stay in Queensland, with Covid-19 restrictions causing havoc to travel plans.
Managing owner Allan Endresz said trainer Billy Healey would instead aim the Group 1 winner at the Listed Weetwood Handicap (1200m) in Toowoomba this month with an eye towards the lucrative summer carnival, culminating in the Gold Coast Magic Millions raceday in January.
While connections remain happy with Alligator Blood’s return to racing last week, running fourth in the Listed Goldmarket while carrying 7kg more than the rest of the field, they are happy to bide their time.
“It (Melbourne) looks too hard, we’ll let it go, we’re not too fussed and we have plenty of time,” Endresz (pictured) said.
“We can have another crack in the autumn if things are better then.
“It is all up in the air with planes and those type of things, there are issues in Sydney and Melbourne.”
After being disqualified from the 2020 $2m Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, Endresz said they would aim for redemption in 2022 in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m).
“At this stage it looks like we will get a trial in and go up to Toowoomba for the Weetwood, then tip him out with an eye towards The Buffering (1350m, Doomben) and Magic Millions,” he said.
“If we could revisit there (Magic Millions) and get his name back on the board, it will be nice.”
Friday’s Goldmarket winner Desert Lord is also set to head to the Weetwood, setting up a rematch.

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« 2022-Mar-08, 04:53 PM Reply #85 »
GATOR OWNER BAN

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THE controversial owner of one of Australia’s most talked about horses, Alligator Blood, admits they may have to change plans after racing officials moved to ban him in NSW over bankruptcy claims.

Allan Endresz says he would be happy to start legal action of his own against Racing NSW if it did not allow his Group 1 winner to run in the Doncaster Mile or Queen Elizabeth Cup at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

A new rule, introduced in February, has Racing NSW refusing to register any syndicate Endresz is involved with due to his undischarged bankruptcy claims.

It is the first state to ban Endresz from racing horses.

“They introduced this new amendment on February 8 – I call it ‘Al’s Rule’ – and it was specifically drafted in a way to target my circumstances, still an undischarged bankrupt – in those terms,” Endresz said.

“Some legal rookie must have drafted the rule because if you read it … they haven’t thought through the consequences.

“Firstly, they don’t care what other states are doing, if you’re a fit and proper person in Victoria, apparently you’re not in NSW. They’ve given no consideration to the appeal rights if that rule is enacted.”

Melbourne is a happy hunting ground for Alligator Blood, who won the Group 1 Australian Guineas two years ago for Queensland trainer David Vandyke and Endresz said he would be happy to race his horse in Victoria.

“The bottom line is Alligator Blood is nommed for some pretty big races,” Endresz said.

“He is nominated for the Doncaster and the Queen Elizabeth, if they pull the pin on that, I will be seeking damages for loss of opportunity to win those races.

“If we don’t get a stay, we will take him to Melbourne or we let the dust settle and target the Stradbroke while we sort out NSW.”

Endresz and his team has until Thursday to present their case to Racing NSW, where they will ask for a stay to allow Alligator Blood, now trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, to race this Saturday in the Ajax Stakes and further into the autumn.

While Alligator Blood is Endresz’s high-profile horse, the rule will affect at least a dozen his syndicate has interests in in NSW.

Ironically, he also has an interest in All Machiavellian, which is also part-owned by Racing NSW chairman Russell Balding.

“They didn’t think it through because the rule says if you are an undischarged bankrupt and you have this trust structure, you must immediately cease training and cease racing in NSW,” he said.

“They are going to affect all our horses which I don’t own 100 per cent of, I have six with Mitch Beer in Wodonga, we have (Gary) Portelli, who has a superstar two-year-old coming through and we have quite a few with Gai.”

Defending his bankruptcy, Endresz says Racing NSW has looked over the fact that his trust now has full ownership of the debt.

“I can pull the pin literally within hours if I want to get out of bankruptcy,” he said.

“There’s nothing to be ashamed about it, these things happen.

“Australia is the worst country in the world for shaming people with bankruptcy.

In America, you need to have a few under your belt to be considered a hero.”

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« 2022-Mar-15, 10:49 PM Reply #86 »
And the Supreme Court action over Alligator Bloods disqualification commenced last year by Allan Endresz against RQ , QRIC  and RA was heard in the QLd Supreme Court on 26 Aug 21 where the decision was reserved ....shouldn't be much longer now that was almost 7 months ago .

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« 2022-May-24, 08:00 PM Reply #87 »
‘Gator aim is Straddie
Court case ruling only worry

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ALLIGATOR Blood’s controversial owner says new rules surrounding bankruptcy won’t stop their winter carnival plans, as the popular horse kicks off his campaign in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Allan Endresz says the new Racing Australia rules, which prohibits undischarged bankrupts from owning horses anywhere in the country should not affect his star galloper as it is owned through the Ezybonds No 1 syndicate, of which he is a part-owner.

Racing Queensland is awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court case involving Endresz, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and Racing Queensland over the 2020 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas disqualification before announcing how they will apply the RA rule.

An outcome was expected earlier this month, meaning it could have immediate flow-on effects when it does come.

“Three weeks ago the judge indicated they were close to handing down the judgment and we haven’t heard a bopeep since,” ­Endresz said.

The rule followed Racing NSW banning Endresz from owning horses in the state, meaning the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained galloper had to make his way north to Billy Healey’s property on the Sunshine Coast.

“It is a softer version than the NSW rule, I think people forget that me as a person, I’m not the one that’s ever owned the horse,” Endresz said.

“The bankruptcy side isn’t the issue, the question is the structure of the trusts, which is the second part and if people took the time to look at the structure, they’d see it complies with it.

“If Queensland or Victoria want to look at it, it would be compliant. Racing NSW used a greater discretionary element which went personal, rather than the factual elements of the trust.”

Alligator Blood has not run since he finished eighth in the Lough Neagh Stakes at Eagle Farm over the summer.

Endresz said while rain spoiled any plans to trial the horse prior to racing, they still have Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap dreams a fortnight after the Kingsford Smith Cup. “He will go on to the Stradbroke after that unless there are some surprises from Racing Queensland, which we’re not expecting at this stage,” he said.

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This case has been dragging on well over decision time .

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« 2022-May-24, 08:23 PM Reply #88 »
Please !! Who are the other members of this mob ( Trust ) called Ezybonds ? Who is the Trustee and who are the Beneficiaries ? And what are their respective interests ? Hope this bloke Healey has a better navigator and sense of timing when getting this horse to Eagle Farm than DVD.

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« 2022-May-24, 08:48 PM Reply #89 »
I wouldn't get too excited about the Endresz case.  I my experience (admittedly none of which is current) most people know stuff all about laws relating to bankruptcy, trusts/trustees, nominees, partnerships etc. Wait to see what His/Her Honour says and even then it may be appealed.

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« 2022-May-25, 08:46 AM Reply #90 »
Has anything like this happened before? I don’t recall it

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« 2022-Jun-12, 06:38 PM Reply #91 »
Tears for happiest & saddest man in Australia
Owner cradles dying wife as their horse wins the Straddie

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IT WAS the most bittersweet moment in Stradbroke Handicap history as Alligator Blood’s owner cradled his dying wife who couldn’t open her eyes to watch the headline horse win the great race.

At his home in Albury, NSW, colourful businessman Allan Endresz was the happiest and the saddest man on the planet.

Alligator Blood’s managing owner had just won the time-honoured Queensland Group 1, but had watched it on a small phone as he lay in bed with his terminally ill and desperately sick wife Joy.

Joy Endresz hasn’t got long to live after bravely battling bowel cancer for years and Endresz says his wife is so sick it was remarkable she survived to Stradbroke day.

“It was a bittersweet moment, I just watched it with Joy on my little phone in our bedroom,” an emotional Endresz, in tears, told The Sunday Mail.

“Joy couldn’t even see the race. She isn’t aware our horse has won, but she is breathing.

“I just think Alligator Blood sprouted wings, this is like that Frank Sinatra song, Fly Me To The Moon. It will never be forgotten.

“This is one for the true Bloods, all these Bloods supporters we take our hats off they backed him they stuck with him and they never gave up.

“This is supercharged emotionally for my family, Joy, she was lucky to make it through last night.”

In the lead-up to the Stradbroke Handicap, Hall Of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse told News Corp she wanted to win her first Stradbroke not for any personal glory but as a tribute to terminally ill Joy Endresz.

Gai got her wish.

From London, Waterhouse hailed the Endresz clan and said she was delighted she and co-trainer Adrian Bott had won the Stradbroke for them.

Alligator Blood has had several different trainers from the days when he became a Group 1 star winning the Australian Guineas at Flemington in his three year-old season.

Allan Endresz has ridden every bump along the way, including being banned from racing Alligator Blood in NSW because he is an undischarged bankrupt.

As Waterhouse was half a world away in London watching the Stradbroke, Endresz hailed a remarkable training feat that saw Alligator Blood return from “kissing spine” surgery to win his second ­career Group 1.

“That’s just incredible from Gai, her stable has showed this horse so much love and care and attention,” Endresz said.

“To all the doubters, we knew there was something wrong when this horse wasn’t performing there for a while.

“He has proven he can come back from kissing spine, which is incredible.”

Winning jockey Tim Clark said he was stoked to be a big part of Waterhouse’s 150th Group 1 win.

“It’s great to ride another Group 1 winner for Gai and Adrian – it’s Gai’s 150th and first Stradbroke,” Clark said.

“I’m sure she would be stoked. He showed a great turn of foot.

“I haven’t had a lot to do with the horse’s career but that was a pretty special ­performance.”

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« 2022-Jun-12, 07:25 PM Reply #92 »
Bet his many creditors viewed it somewhat differently.

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................. among the bungling, the bureaucracy, the injustice, the sadness -- the resurrection of the Blood by GW/AB is predictably remarkable

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« 2022-Jun-13, 09:35 AM Reply #95 »
Carnival next for Alligator

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STRADBROKE Handicap hero Alligator Blood will head to Victoria to target early races in the Melbourne spring carnival, following his famous win at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Few Stradbrokes have stirred emotions like Alligator Blood’s did and co-trainer Adrian Bott says it was one of the most satisfying of his career, after bringing the horse back from racing oblivion.

With Racing New South Wales banning the horse due to part-owner Allan Endresz’s undischarged bankruptcy status, Bott – who trains in partnership with the legendary Gai Waterhouse – was forced to train the horse out of Queensland remotely.

Few could have predicted the incredible return and Bott says they plan on giving the five-year-old a brief freshenup before sending him to Victoria, where he grabbed his first Group 1 in the Australian Guineas in 2020, when trained by David Vandyke.

“There are no more races in Queensland for him so we will naturally look to Melbourne,” Bott told The Courier-Mail from London after the win.

“We had a few little plans in our mind about what we could potentially do before Saturday, but we wanted to see him do that first and come back at our level. He has proven that is where he should be aimed and where he should be racing, so it is time to take advantage of it.”

After training the horse remotely through Sunshine Coast trainer Billy Healey, Bott said a lot of work went into getting the crowd favourite back to the races.

“There are a lot of staff that have gone into getting this horse to the races, we have had to mix and match the preparation,” he said.

“By the time he came up to Queensland, he had a pretty good foundation and he was pretty fit.

“We have sent staff interstate to be with him for quite a long time now, but it helped we had horses going up early for the carnival.

“We sent a team up to the Sunshine Coast with Billy Healey and then once the carnival was in full swing, we moved everything down to Eagle Farm.”

Bott believes 1400m to 1600m will best suit Alligator Blood in the spring.

Even with it marking her 150th Group 1 victory, Waterhouse was quick to praise Bott’s work with the horse, saying it had been his project since it arrived in the stables.

“It is very satisfying on a few different levels getting the horse back to winning at that level,” Bott said.

“I followed the horse early in his career and he had a big following, so it was good to be able to bring joy to a lot of people in that regard, and then there is the added emotional layer with Allan and his family.

“It made it all the more fitting and special. There were a lot of layers to that win.”

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Mrs Endersz passed away on Sunday. :rip:

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« 2022-Jun-13, 10:09 AM Reply #96 »
I thought the 2nd horse was stiff not to win but a big run by the Gator as well

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« 2022-Jun-20, 06:37 PM Reply #97 »
RV may ban ‘Gator

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HEADLINE Group 1 horse Alligator Blood could be barred from racing in the Victorian spring carnival, with integrity officials weighing up the matter.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have grand plans for the Stradbroke Handicap hero during the Victorian spring and managing owner Allan Endresz revealed a Cox Plate tilt could be on the cards.

But Racing Victoria is considering whether to follow its NSW counterparts in barring Alligator Blood from racing, due to Endresz’s undischarged bankruptcy status.

“Racing Victoria is still considering whether it will allow Alligator Blood to compete,” a spokesperson said.

“RV’s Integrity Team are aware of the matter. It is currently under consideration.”

It is a deeply emotional time for Endresz, with his wife Joy’s funeral tomorrow.

Terminally ill Joy Endresz was ailing when Alligator Blood won the Stradbroke, passing away the next day, but not before waking up and asking if the star horse had won.

Endresz remains confident two-time Group 1 winner Alligator Blood will be allowed to race in the Victorian spring and says he has not even been contacted by Victorian officials about the matter.

He also points out his Ezybonds No.1 syndicate currently has a crop of horses in training in Victoria.

“We are pretty sure Victoria will have a different view to NSW when they see the documentation,”

Endresz said.

“Things have changed as well since the NSW decision, if I put more material before NSW I think there would be a change there as well.

“Our Ezybonds No.1 syndicate has about nine horses in training down in Victoria anyway, with Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock.

“Victoria does not have information as to the structure of my entities, so they can’t make an informed decision.”

Alligator Blood headed north from NSW to race in the Queensland winter carnival after Racing Queensland did not follow the NSW decision to ban Endresz-owned horses from racing.

Endresz believes Alligator Blood will be given the green light to race in Victoria.

The TAB fixed odds market has Alligator Blood as a $26 chance in the Cox Plate. ben.dorries1@news.com.au


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« 2022-Jun-20, 06:49 PM Reply #98 »
I am sure the many creditors of this Joe will be sharing in his Stradbroke success !! Yes very likely.


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