Snow Fairy Stripped of French Group I Victory

Snow Fairy Stripped of French Group I Victory
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Snow Fairy

English and Irish multiple champion Snow Fairy has tested positive for anti-inflammatory medication and as a result was disqualified from her victory in the Aug. 19 Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville.

"Snow Fairy has required medication to help with her tendon injury," trainer Ed Dunlop told The Racing Post. "Unfortunately the withdrawal period was longer than we had been advised. We would like to offer our sincerest apologies to all concerned parties."

Izzi Top, who finished second to Snow Fairy, has been awarded the race for trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick.

Prior to the Prix Jean Romanet, Snow Fairy had not started since winning the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) last November due to ongoing injuries. The 5-year-old daughter of Intikhab is owned by Cristina Patino, who races in the name Anamoine Limited.

Snow Fairy holds an overall record of 9-4-4 from 21 starts and has earnings of $6,517,161. She has won five other group I contests, including the Sept. 8 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes.  

Out of Woodland Dream, by Charnwood Forest, Snow Fairy was bred in Ireland by her owner, under the name of Wildflower Overseas Holdings.

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