Bob B wrote:Can't happen in the US. Way, way too much racing and no turf course can take it. European meetings are much shorter and spread out. They do race on the synthetic tracks over in England as well, it's just not as recognized because there are very few important races run on it.
Sea The Stars has had a remarkable year and while I would love to see him over here, it really would be more fitting for him to match his mother Urban Sea and win the Arc for the Tsui family, who owned Urban Sea and bred Sea The Stars. 27 year old Christopher Tsui is the owner of StS.
You are so right, and I'm happy about the weather conditions thus far. I can't wait until October 4. Just imagine how lofty his status will be if he wins the Arc. Sea The Stars is also a horse who seems to thrive on regular races, about a month apart. I could see him possibly run in another race in November to keep his form, something obviously a little less demanding and staying in Europe. And I've been wondering about something for some time now, which would be a grand finale in December.
The Hong Kong Cup, at about 1 1/4 miles on December 12 perhaps? Granted, it would be a long trip, but Tsui runs a nightclub over there, doesn't he? It would seem a fitting send-off for the great horse, assuming it isn't too much to ask him after his busy year already. But the horse would let them know.