Trainer withdraws horses from race after row over a sandwich

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A row over a sandwich appears to have been the reason for a trainer in Australia withdrawing three of his horses at a meeting at Park in Victoria.

Bryce Stananway’s Entirely Perfect, Trinidadian and Travelling Wilbury were taken out following what reported was a row with a Pakenham Racing Club official after the trainer was said to have been denied a sandwich at the winners’ bar.

Stanaway had saddled two unplaced runners at the fixture.

Steward Taylor Wilson said: “Bryce requested that his last three horses for the day be scratched.

“There was an issue with the club, we’re led to believe, he’s put forward his side of what’s occurred – he was a bit disappointed with the way the club handled an issue that he had.

“We’ve yet to talk to the club in regards to that, but we will be doing that before the end of the day.

“At the end of the day, we acceded to his request and authorised the scratching of three horses.

“As far as we’re concerned, he wasn’t prepared to run his horses today and what the argument about is neither here nor there, we’re dealing with the racing of horses and not any catering issues that may or may not have occurred.”