Da Big Hoss Down Under: Connections Ponder Possible Melbourne Cup Bid For Distance Specialist

Da Big Hoss wins the American St. Leger

American St. Leger winner Da Big Hoss may be making another long distance journey, one that would take him halfway around the world.

According to a report at Racing.com, connections of the talented 5-year-old are considering a potential start in one of the most prestigious races in the world – the Melbourne Cup.

Racing.com reports that Leigh Jordon, a representative of Racing Victoria, was at Arlington Park last week for the International Festival of Racing, and discussed Da Big Hoss possibly making the trip. If so, not only would he become the first U.S.-based starter, he would also have to overcome an arduous, expensive journey.

“The winner [Da Big Hoss] is interesting. I’ve had some dealings with the owners, who have shown some interest in the Melbourne Cup,” Jordon told the website.

“I’ve talked to them after the race, and the owner Harvey Diamond has said their plans are fluid, they’re looking at the Kentucky Cup next start on September 10, but he said they’re definitely open for a run down in the Melbourne Cup.”

“It all surrounds money,” Jordon continued. “The cost for Da Big Hoss to come from America, he’s going to have to come via Europe for quarantine.”

“It’s a big trip, a costly trip… anyone out there interested in having the first American-trained horse run in a Melbourne Cup, Michael Maker’s the trainer, he’s in great form and the owners are up for offers.”

Read more at Racing.com

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