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Arc Likely To Be Horn's Last Race

Monday, 6th July 2015

Meanwhile, Golden Horn's owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer has given his strongest indication yet that the star 3YO is likely to be retired at season's end, reports Sky Sports. "I've no intention of selling the horse. I would want to have some sort of control over the horse when he goes to stud and I want him to go to stud, if possible, in Newmarket," Oppenheimer said after Golden Horn's Eclipse victory on Saturday. "As for racing next year, I am not enthusiastic. It's not something I really feel strongly about, but I would prefer not to." He added: "The Arc could easily be his last race. The Arc late entry (stage) is only about three and a half days before the race so we could wait and see. If the ground was heavy or soft we wouldn't enter." Other races being considered for Golden Horn include the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Juddmonte International at York, the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Breeders' Cup in America, although the latter is unlikely. "I spoke to John Gosden earlier this year and he wasn't at all enthusiastic about going to the Breeders' Cup and I rather agree with him, but that was a while ago," said Oppenheimer. "We'll see how he comes out of the Eclipse before we decide on the next race. Nothing is ruled out at all."

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