Devotioninmotion has ‘won’ two of her three races but has been relegated on protest both times

New Zealand supermodel turned syndicator Kylie Bax says the owners of what could be the world’s unluckiest filly want answers from racing authorities after they lost another race on protest on Saturday.

Devotioninmotion could be the answer to a quirky trivia question in the years to come.

Who was the filly who ‘won’ two of her first three races, yet was still yet to break her maiden?

Incredibly, that is the case for the Graham Richardson-trained Kiwi filly who ‘won’ her debut race at Ellerslie last October and her third outing at Tauranga on Saturday yet had both results stripped on protest.

Bax, who made her fame and fortune of the catwalks of the world and on the covers of the world’s best fashion magazines and now runs a horse syndication business, can’t quite believe it.

She thinks the first protest being upheld was arguably fair enough but owners of Devotioninmotion want to take the matter further after the filly was headed on Saturday yet fought back to win, they claim fairly and squarely.

“The owners have sent off a few letters to the JCA (Judicial Control Authority), they have never seen anything like it or seen a judgment like that protest,” Bax said.

“I’m a very honest person and in the first race she was relegated I can see how that came about, there was four horses jostling for position.

“That was probably a fair enough call and I‘m not going to argue with it.

“But the one on Saturday was a very poor decision.

“I feel sorry too for the punters on course – she was favourite and we had a punters club and they put $1000 on her to win.”

So id like someone to explain to me why this protest at Tauranga was upheld please.The head on footage shows both horses coming together they then come clear of each other then Devotioninmotion gets back in front and starts to pull away to win… Yet its upheld.🤔

Devotioninmotion is hopefully on target to seek redemption in the Group 3 Bonecrusher Stakes at Ellerslie – it would be a nice way to break her maiden.

“Give her a break – she just wants to win a race,” Bax laughed.

Originally published asThe world’s unluckiest filly?

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