Horse owner Flower sent ‘coded messages’

Horse owner Flower sent ‘coded messages’

High-profile racehorse owner Damion Flower used coded messages to let a baggage handler
know where to find bags of cocaine coming into Sydney Airport, a court has been told.
But prosecutors have no proof the man best-known for his stake in Australia’s most
in-demand stallion even owned the phone from where the messages originated, Flower’s
lawyer says.

Flower, whose racing empire includes a stake in Arrowfield Stud stallion Snitzel and a slot in The
Everest (1200m), Australia’s richest race, is facing six charges of importing a commercial quantity of
a border-controlled drug.
Police allege the former baggage handler used his connections at the airport to help smuggle cocaine in
on commercial flights from South Africa