One Man, who may run next in Leopardstown's Hennessy Gold Cup, is at the centre of a row between those who sponsor races and those who sponsor horses that threatens Hales's entitlement to VAT concessions. He has met Customs & Excise rules by securing sponsorship of One Man by his toy company, Golden Bear. But after Saturday's win the Golden Bear logo on Richard Dunwoody's silks was covered by a sash provided by race sponsors, Tripleprint.
"When Richard Dunwoody picked up his prize later he was nicely attired with a Golden Bear toys logo standing out on our colours and collar but now without the sash. Then when he was interviewed by Channel 4 he had rolled down the collar to display the name Saab. I'm not complaining about Richard but it is a stupid situation with three sponsors all trying to get a share of the limelight."Reuse content