Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lord Bonkers on the Derby and legal action

From the BBC Sport website:
Jockey Kieren Fallon did not ride in Saturday's Epsom Derby after the owners of Native Khan obtained an injunction to prevent him from racing.

Owner Ibrahim Araci said three-time Derby winner Fallon had reneged on a deal to ride for him, but Fallon called it an "innocent misunderstanding".

On Friday a judge refused an injunction but on the morning of the race the appeal court reversed the ruling.
Lord Bonkers reminisces exclusively for Liberal England:

Funnily enough, one of my better Derby chances was spoilt by the courts too. It happened at 6 a.m. on the morning of the race when the police turned up and made an arrest.

Not the jockey, you understand, but the horse.

Rutlandshire Lad was sent down for three counts of embezzlement - funnily enough he called it an "innocent misunderstanding" too.

The First Lady Bonkers was all for sending him some religious tracts, but my trainer and I both felt that a file hidden in a bag of oats would be nearer the mark.

The final instalment of the current ration of Lord Bonkers' Diary will appear tomorrow.

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