Quarantine Diary

Day Seven – Melbourne Cup Contenders Out On Side Hill

The Alain Couetil-trained and Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-raced Tiberian and the Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo both arrived in quarantine having won their last appearances at Deauville, with the latter having taken out the Prix Kergorlay (Gr 2, 3000m) on 20 August and Tiberian the Grand Prix de Deauville (Gr 2, 2500m) a week later. Meanwhile, the Andreas... Read More

Day Six – Riven Light To Have A Few Entries In Melbourne

The Willie Mullins-trained pair Wicklow Brave (Beat Hollow) and Riven Light (Raven’s Pass), who arrived in quarantine on Thursday having won the Listowel Stakes (Listed, 1m1f) a week ago, were steadily cantered once round. Riven Light is in the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m), but he will have a few other entries in Melbourne and... Read More

Day Five – All Horses Out For Exercise

The Jane Chapple Hyam-trained Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was seen making his way gently up Warren Hill with his trainer watching on and he looks likely to tackle the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) and also holds a nomination for the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) at Moonee Valley on 28 October. Walking on the heath together... Read More

Day Four – Rest Day

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Day Three – All Horses Out For Exercise

The Jane Chapple Hyam-trained Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) nominee Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was seen for the first time since entering quarantine, after being hand walked round the facility on Friday, having recently run second in the Mile Stakes (Gr 3, 1m) at Haydock on 9 September, and he looked in good condition. Walking on the... Read More

Day Two – Exercise For 11 Of The 12

The Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Kaspersky (Footstepsinthesand) was the only inmate not to be ridden out. International Racehorse Transport’s managing director Jim Paltridge told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday afternoon that everything had gone smoothly, with each of the horses either doing one or two gentle canters. “They all went out this afternoon except Kaspersky, who was just... Read More