Craig Young is always entertaining: "Chief steward Ray Murrihy then asked what exact words were used. Irvine replied: 'You are a f- - -ing c - -t and I don't have to' [reveal the names of those who had backed the horse]. But the bookmaker did anyway.
"Irvine alleged Noonan threatened him and recalled asking the bagman, 'What? Have someone beat me?' To which the punter claimed the bookmaker replied: 'No. I'll do worse than that.'"