Flemenstar leaves Peter Casey

Flemenstar leaves Peter Casey
Parting of the ways. Peter Casey & Flemenstar

Parting of the ways. Peter Casey & Flemenstar

The Irish trainer Peter Casey has used Twitter to confirm that he has lost the right to train three time Grade 1 winner, Flemenstar.

He said: “I am so pleased to have achieved 12 runs, eight wins, four placed, €313,749 in prize-money with Flemenstar. Good luck to all in the future.”

The owner of Flemenstar, Stephen Curran, has said: “He’s going to Tony Martin. Hopefully a move will freshen him up a bit and will be the right thing to do.

“There’s been no falling out, there was never any falling out at all. “We had some great times with Peter.

“We just thought it was better to move the horse with the idea being it would freshen him up.”

Casey is one of the characters of racing and his love for Flemenstar knew no bounds.

In the last jumps season Flemenstar won the Fortria Chase at Navan and the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. He was then stepped up to a distance of three miles. Flemenstar came third in thee Lexus Chase and was then second to our winning tip in the Hennessy Gold Cup, Sir Des Champs.

Flemenstar later finished third to Sprinter Sacre in the Melling Chase at Aintree.

Illness was blamed for his lack lustre performances after Christmas, with Flemenstar suffering from a virus.

Casey summed up his sadness by saying: “He’s not coming back. It’s disappointing news.”

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