KER Partner Client Wins at BallinrobeBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · June 16, 2015
Thoroughbred trainer Gordon Elliott saddled betting favorite Eshtiaal to a win in the Audi Ballina Handicap Hurdle held at Ballinrobe Racecourse in Ireland. The horse took the lead before the last hurdle and won by nine and a half lengths. Elliott said, “He deserved that, and won well.”
In the Sheridan Electric Hurdle, two other Elliott-trained horses, Hostile Fire and Vercingetorix, were beaten by a head to finish second and third after dominating the race in its earlier stages. The victor, Esta Quercus, overtook the leaders late in the stretch following the last hurdle.