‘Two Bay Fillies That Look Exactly The Same’: Trainer Apologizes After Horse Mix-Up At Galway

Trainer Jessica Harrington issued an apology via the Racing Post on Tuesday after her stable ran the wrong horse in a 2-year-old fillies’ maiden at Galway. Alizarine was supposed to run, but instead it was her year-older stablemate, Aurora Princess, who started and won the race. Aurora Princess was to have started later on the same card, and was scratched.

“We ran the wrong horse,” Harrington told the Racing Post. “They are two bay fillies that look exactly the same. One has a tiny little bit of white on the back of her hind coronary band but they are the same size and very similar.

“My representative Bubba Amond held his hands up straight away. He had the saddle on by the time I saw her in the ring. It’s human error and I apologize to everyone.”

The issue was discovered before the race was declared official, when the winning filly’s microchip was scanned as she was leaving the parade ring. The winner was subsequently disqualified, and the case referred to the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board for further review.

Read more at the Racing Post.

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