Trainer Wesley Ward and jockey Irad Ortiz celebrate after winning the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint with Golden Pal
Coolmore-owned turf sprinter Golden Pal could go head to head with stablemate Home Affairs in Australia, according to JustHorseRacing. While there are not yet nominations out for the races that the pair could participate in, it would be a thrilling match up if the two run against each other.
Home Affairs, a son of I Am Invincible trained by Chris Waller, won the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington Racecourse a week before the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Golden Pal, a 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo out of the top turf sprinting mare Lady Shipman, is a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner trained by Wesley Ward.
“If they think Golden Pal is the best sprinter in the world, maybe we need to bring him here to Australia, so we may bring Golden Pal down to Australia in the autumn and try him in one or two of the sprint races down here,” Coolmore’s Tom Magnier told JustHorseRacing. “There haven’t been too many US sprinters come to Australia, so it’s going to be something different that we are looking to do. Both horses will probably go to Ascot in the (UK) summer after that.”
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