Owner Lloyd Williams will be seeking legal action over the treatment of his runner Amralah who was meant to line up in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup where he was a $13 chance with Sportsbet.com.au. After samples were taken it was revealed that the treatment used would still be in the horses system had he lined up on Tuesday.
Amralah was sent to Ballarat on October 10th for treatment to his neck after his Herbert Power Stakes win in which he was advised the substance would be cleared within eight to nine days with thirteen days being the maximum.
“And, he would have won. It’s bad enough I have to scratch a horse from a $6.2 million race. He had a great chance of winning.”
“It is disgraceful, nothing short of disgraceful,” Williams told G1x.com.au.
Luckily for Williams the scratching of Amralah opened a spot for his other runner The United States who was 25th in order.