Sierra Nevada beat Sierra Nevada – Title conflict in Gauran Park race

Gauran Park was the setting for an uncommon race title conflict.

Punters might be forgiven for the confusion when two horses of the identical title ran the identical race on Sunday.

Sierra Nevada, coached by Jessica Harrington, received whereas the Sierra Nevada Irish Monitor completed eighth in 4.50 for Charles O’Brien at Gouran Park.

Battle occurred when the profitable filly was bred and tamed in the US and one other in Britain.

It was the primary time in Britain or Eire since 1994 that two horses of the identical title had confronted one another.

On that event, Averti was fifth and Averti was sixth at Nice Yarmouth.

Britain and Eire have a joint stud e book so horses with the GB and IRE-suffixes can not have the identical title.

Sierra Nevada (USA) positioned quantity 15 for Harrington for the primary time on the course in Kilkenny, whereas Sierra Nevada (GB) was quantity 5 on O’Brien’s racecard.

Commentator Peter O’Heer differentiated between the pair, calling “Jessica Harrington’s Sierra Nevada Leeds” each time the coach talked about.

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