Damion Flower denied bail

Damion Flower denied bail

High-profile horse owner Damion Flower has had his bid for bail refused by the NSW Supreme Court, Fairfax Media has reported.

A former baggage handler at Sydney Airport who is accused of importing cocaine, Flower had applied for bail to the NSW Supreme Court but will instead remain incarcerated.

Flower was charged with a number of drug importation offences in May this year and has been remanded in Sydney’s Long Bay Correctional Centre since being refused bail.

Police allege that Flower and his horse racing partner John Mafiti, as well as smash repairer Ashoor Youkhana, imported cocaine hidden in shipping containers on flights from South Africa.

In refusing Flower bail, Justice Hulme noted a ‘strong’ prosecution case against him and the ‘potential incarceration for a very long time’.

Prior to his arrest Flower spent more than $4 million on yearlings, including the purchase of a $1.2m I Am Invincible colt this year.