Day At The Track

Major owner relocates his horses

05:13 PM 26 Aug 2014 NZST
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Emilio Rosati is not happy in New South Wales Idol Stride
Emilio Rosati is not happy in New South Wales
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Leviathan harness racing owner Emilio Rosati is set to transfer his team out of New South Wales.

While a few are already in Queensland and Victoria, the rest will be sent south of the Murray River during next couple of months.

Rosati’s stock is estimated to be between 30 and 40 horses, with star youngster Allblack Stride headlining the crew.

Other than confirming the Group One winning son of Christian Cullen is becoming a Victorian, Rosati stated he isn’t ready to announce which trainers will be in charge of his team.

Rosati’s horses carry the ‘Stride’ prefix, with former stars Excel Stride and Idol Stride among his best performed pacers.

“Although they haven’t raced yet, a lot have moved and the rest will be moved soon,” Rosati said.

“I won’t put a number on how many horses I have, but it’s a lot. “I’m not ready to say which horses will go to which trainer, but it will be known in good time.”

Rosati’s decision to vacate New South Wales is based on his ‘principles', with the astute owner citing the integrity of the industry as the primary reason for the switch.

When asked to elaborate, Rosati stated he’d “leave it at that.”

“I have no problem with the people running the sport, I just have a problem with the integrity of it,” Rosati said.

“I don’t want to harm the industry, I’m just frustrated with the way it is at the moment. “I’m not doing this because I want to...I have to, based on my principles.

“Ideally I’d prefer to be in New South Wales and hopefully the problem gets fixed and I will return them.

“I will still stay on as a sponsor there.”

Paul Courts

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