Quarantine Diary

Horses in Quarantine in Newmarket

Count Octave, Andrew Balding (UK) Duretto, Andrew Balding  (UK) Red Verdon, Ed Dunlop (UK) Withhold, Roger Charlton (UK) Sound Check, Michael Moroney (AUS) Finche, Chris Waller (AUS) Dal Harraild, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace (AUS) Casterton, Andre Fabre (FRA) Danon Distance, Shozo Sasaki (JPN) Pharrell, Jean-Claude Rouget (FRA) Marathon Man, Carlos Lerner (FRA) Shraaoh, Chris... Read More

Day 13 – Newmarket quarantine inmates remain in contention for spring targets

The pair were worked under the watchful eye of Ireland’s champion jumps trainer Mullins, who travelled over from his Ireland base as they prepare to leave for Melbourne tomorrow. They will later be joined in Australia by stablemates Thomas Hobson (Halling) and Max Dynamite (Great Journey), who are both due to enter quarantine tomorrow. German-based... Read More

Day 12 – Botti decides against sending Dylan Mouth to Melbourne

Botti told the Racing Post that Dylan Mouth would now likely head to Canada to contest the Canadian International (Gr 1, 12f). “We would have liked to have seen a bit more from Dylan Mouth if we were going to take him to Melbourne,” said Botti. “There was no pace, which didn’t help, but we... Read More

Day Ten – Melbourne hopefuls ease into the weekend with quiet afternoon

While OTI Racing’s Fastnet Tempest (Fastnet Rock) did not leave the quarantine facility and was walked inside, the remaining horses headed out as usual onto Side Hill and the famous Warren Hill, where the majority enjoyed light trots and canters. Only Steel Of Madrid (Lope De Vega) did anything approaching what might be considered a... Read More

Day Nine – Quarantine Tests Come Back Clear

“Everything is fine, we got the results from the equine viral arteritis back today and they are all negative and clear, which is terrific,” Paltridge told ANZ Bloodstock News. “We just have a couple of test results to come back, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Hopefully they will all be fine and we... Read More

Day Eight – Newmarket Quarantine Inmates Take It Easy

After a stronger piece of work with fellow Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) entrant Tiberian (Tiberius Caesar) yesterday, the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo (Duke Of Marmalade) was given a gentle canter around Side Hill yesterday and looked in good condition. The Willie Mullins-trained pair Wicklow Brave (Beat Hollow) and Riven Light (Raven’s Pass), were also given... Read More