Horses Are Set to Run in the Melbourne Spring Carnival

Melbourne Spring Carnival
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One of the most popular Australian annual Thoroughbred horse races is set to begin this year in November. In this competition, horses which are even residing outside Australia will be seen to run at the race track.

Overseas-based Horses

To make the horses travel across state or national boundaries for this competition. The procedures and plans will mainly depend upon restrictions which are imposed by the state government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the owner of horses who resides outside Australia will have to take the decision about sending their horses to Australia.

The prominent managed groups of Australia namely OTI Racing as well as Australian Bloodstock, will enable horses that are based overseas to take part in this major competition. From the past few years, Australian Bloodstock has sent its overseas stock into the Kris Lees and 2020 seems to be no different.

OTI Racing will feature all its usual horses including True Self, San Huberto and Downdraft that are most likely to travel to Australia. It has long-established bonds with trainers across the world.

Le Don De Vie who is trained by Hughie Morrison is expected to travel for Melbourne Cups and Caulfield. All the overseas-based horses will be seen to leave quarantine at Spendthrift Australia Park Werribee’s International Horse Centre during the Caulfield Cup.

Horses to Take part in Spring Carnival

Moreover, horses that are residing outside Australia and have no connection with Australian ownership are not allowed to take part in Spring Carnival 2020. The trained horses outside Australia who have their ownership spread across the globe may take part in 2021.

Prince Of Arran trained by Charlie Fellowes performs his best in Australia while maintaining his position in the Melbourne Cup from the last two years. Now it will be exciting to see horses owned by Lloyd Williams which races in their popular navy and white colours. Williams’ horses have won more than six races in Australia.

Buckhurst won his first Group 1 attempt in July and now he is set on the verge of thriving. Master Of Reality, Twilight Payment, and Pondus didn’t begin their career with O’Brien. In such a situation, it is not appropriate to move these horses to the stable of Australia for a short duration.

Williams will tend to have representation at the Spring Carnival. However, according to the latest reports, it will occur on the right terms. It is also expected that O’Brien’s staff may not be able to travel to Melbourne due to the pandemic.

On the other hand, Twilight Payment, Master Of Reality and Pondus is set to begin the G3 race of 2,400km on Thursday in Ireland. These three horses may tend to have victory for Melbourne Cups and Caulfield as they are not restricted from any conditions.

Apart from these three, there will be horses from overseas that will run the track in Melbourne Spring Carnival 2020. Though, there will be less number of horses, but these are the ones that never let their fans down.

Why Does Williams Send His Horse For the competition?

According to Williams, the Melbourne Spring Carnival is considered at the top position on his agenda. If there were no restrictions for travelling, then he would not have sent his horse for the competition. For him, his horse safety and health are the major priority.

Another reason for sending his horse to the competition is because of his strong relation with Joseph O’Brien. He is the trainer and at age of 24, he successfully won the Melbourne Cup during his first training attempt with Rekindling in 2017.

Degraves and Buckhurst are owned by Williams and O’Brien. It is not easy to send a horse across another side of the globe and see with another trainer and risk their career.

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