Following last week’s exclusive on leviathan harness racing owner Emilio Rosati, harnesslink can reveal the first two Victorian trainers in line to receive the majority of his team.
Just to recap, Rosati has decided to transfer his horses out of New South Wales as a result of his disappointment with the integrity of the local industry.
While a few have already been sent south of the Murray River – and also to Queensland – the majority of his stock are yet to be moved interstate.
The remainder of Rosati’s team will begin being shipped next week, with trainers Jayne Davies and Andy Gath to receive the bulk of the ‘deliveries’.
It is believed South Australia’s David Harding will also have his stable numbers increased within the month.
Rosati’s horses carry the ‘Stride’ prefix, with former stars Excel Stride and Idol Stride among his best performers.
Rosati’s stock is estimated to be between 30 and 40 horses, with star youngster Allblack Stride headlining the crew.
“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.”
Rosati’s decision to vacate New South Wales is based on his ‘principles'. 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.”