Aloha Star Phoenix Appeal Fails

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Aloha Star | Tattersalls

The appeal lodged by connections of Aloha Star (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) for her demotion from second to third for interference in the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. at The Curragh was dismissed by the Appeals Body, The Irish Field reported on Tuesday. Aloha Star's jockey and trainer, Chris Hayes and Fozzy Stack, respectively, gave evidence, as did The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire})'s pilot Oisin Orr. The Lir Jet was promoted to second after there was contact from Aloha Star during the running of the race. It was determined that the stewards had acted correctly on the day and the disqualification allowed to stand. The prize money difference between second and third in the Phoenix is €20,000.

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