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Mystic Journey Date Transfer Request Refused

Friday, 3rd January 2020

Adam Trinder, trainer of inaugural All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey (Needs Further-White Gold, by Colombia), with the support of owner Wayne Roser, and fellow Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton, made submissions to Tasracing's chief executive Paul Eriksson to move the Sky Stakes from January 29 to January 22, however the scheduling request has been declined, reports racing.com. The plan had been to run Mystic Journey in the Listed Sky Stakes (January 29) over 1200m and then the Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes (February 9) over 1400m before heading to the mainland for the All-Star Mile. The request was to ensure more time between the two runs in Tasmania for the 4YO mare. Roser, a retired barrister, is now seeking the decision to be reversed by Tasracing chairman Gene Phair whilst advising the governing body should cease all promotions of Mystic Journey running at the Tasmanian summer carnival. "In my legal opinion any further promotion of this fact will be bordering on false and misleading advertising," Roser said. The 2020 All-Star Mile will be held at Caulfield on March 14 with $5 million in prizemoney on offer. The race will feature a capacity field of 16 with ten of those spots going to horses with the most number of votes from the public.

Mystic Journey

No special concession for Mystic Journey (pic: Mark Gatt)
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