Another Trip ‘Down Under’ Possible For Globetrotting Highland Reel

by | 08.18.2016 | 10:49am
Highland Reel and jockey Seamie Heffernan cruise to an impressive win in the 2015 G1 Secretariat Stakes

Highland Reel may be adding to his frequent flyer miles once again as his connections mull another crack at the Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate later this year. reports that trainer Aidan O'Brien is considering the race for the 4-year-old son of Galileo, who finished third to Winx in the 2015 edition. He later went on to capture the G1 Hong Kong Vase in December.

“I'd say he'll travel plenty, he loves it,” O'Brien said Wednesday, after Highland Reel finished second to Postponed in the G1 Juddmonte International at York.

“He's in [entered] in Australia; he's in all the races down there,” O'Brien continued. “He's got a lot of options and if he runs down in Australia he would have to run somewhere before that, possibly something like the Irish Champion Stakes but there's also a race in America, the Sword Dancer (Saratoga), he could run in. He could do the quarantine at home in Ireland.”


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