Press reports from Budapest say that undefeated Hungarian sprint star Overdose, who was convalescing in England from foot injuries, has returned to Budapest with his companion, Barbara Budinszki, who’s been with the horse from the day he entered training with Sandor Ribarszki. Overdose is owned by a partnership headed by Zoltan Mikoczy, an ethnic Hungarian of Slovak nationality who was arrested in Romania last month and sentenced to 19 months for his role in the theft of meat-processing equipment from his own company, which was under bankruptcy protection. Mr. Mikoczy and his partner were charged with forging documents to remove the equipment reportedly valued at €165,000 from his company .
According to press reports, Overdose was flown to Hungary in secrecy because Mr. Mikoczy allegedly fears that Romanian authorities will attempt to place liens on the colt. The owner’s lawyer, however, has said that Romanian authorities would have no rights to the prized colt, who is a celebrity in Hungary.
Overdose was reportedly flown from England to Hungary on Sunday, Nov. 8, and was vanned to his trainer’s yard in Dunakeszi, north of Budapest.