Alligator Blood’s Owner Prepares to Launch $6m Legal Action Involving The Everest

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Thu 27th August 2020

Allan Endresz, owner of star galloper Alligator Blood, is preparing to launch a statement of claim totalling over $6 million in the Supreme Court, for the loss of a potential slot in The Everest.

Endresz says the action will involve a number of racing bodies and officials in Queensland, including Racing Queensland.

The action is in relation to Alligator Blood’s disqualification from the Gold Coast Magic Millions Guineas in January 2020, which Endresz believes has cost his horse the chance to compete in The Everest.

In March, The Everest slot holder the TAB withdrew from negotiations to have Alligator Blood represent them in the $15 million race, after the positive post-race samples were discovered.

Watch: Alligator Blood’s most recent win in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.

Endresz says the claim will include the $1.3 million loss of prize money from the Magic Millions disqualification, and also the potential loss of earnings from losing the potential slot in The Everest, as well as seeking damages for the loss of reputation.

“We are in preparation ready to launch in the Supreme Court – we had been trying to get a slot with The Everest, the TAB had us as the first port of call for Alligator Blood,” Endresz told Racenet.

“The fact that we lost it, I believe, was directly related to the drug issue and now Nature Strip has got it.

“It all builds up for what my lawyers have been preparing, the consequence loss and potential economic loss.

“We are pursuing with a $6million claim for what the potential would have been to win The Everest, against Racing Queensland and potentially a number of bodies.

“My claim is not just overturning the (Magic Millions) disqualification, it’s about the flow-on consequences of the loss that have occurred which include reputational damage.

“It could be tens of millions of dollars of reputational loss, the more people say and write shit about this horse.”

Alligator Blood is set to resume in Queensland on September 12th, before heading to Sydney and embarking on a campaign targeting the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) where he is the $4.40 early favourite.

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