Godolphin's Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap contender Thunder Snow has arrived at Belmont Park from his Newmarket, UK, spring/summer base and entered quarantine. The two-time Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline winner touched down on American soil on Sunday, his first time in the States since his third-place finish in the 2018 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in early November.
“He arrived in good order,” trainer Saeed bin Suroor said. “Everything is going well and the horse is doing fine. He's ready to race. He is in quarantine now and will gallop this week leading up to the race.”
After his valiant effort in the World Championships, he shipped to Dubai and wintered at Godolphin's Al Quoz Stables through his history-making triumph in the world's richest race. He shipped to Godolphin's Newmarket base in April and has trained there since.
Thunder Snow is expected to clear quarantine on Tuesday and will train on the Belmont training track. Bin Suroor is expected to arrive later in the week to saddle the earner of more than $16 million.
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