Hefty Price For Tiger Derby Entry
Wednesday, 22 April 2009: Cranbourne trainer Cindy Alderson may pay a hefty price for being tardy with the Queensland Derby entry of The Tiger.
by Racing and Sports
Alderson, who was at barrier trials at the time when the entries were due on Monday, missed the deadline by a couple of hours.
She was dismayed to find the original $825 nomination fee, for the Group 1 race on June 6, will now be $13,750 for missing the 11am deadline.
So upset was the staff member in charge of the nominations she resigned.
Alderson fully admits the buck stops with her but now is not sure whether to enter the gelding.
She has until May 27 to make the late entry fee.
The Tiger, who finished 12th in the Victoria Derby after winning the Geelong Classic, ran a top race fresh when runner-up over a mile at Moonee Valley.
Alderson said The Tiger is likely to have his second-up run at Flemington in Saturday's Listed Auckland Racing Club Handicap, where he takes on the older horses with 53kg.