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Sepoy & Caviar May Clash At Royal Ascot
Trainer Peter Snowden confirmed Golden Slipper winner Sepoy "is almost certain to leave Australian shores within the next 12 months - setting up the possibility of a mouth-watering clash with Black Caviar at Royal Ascot in 2012," reported The Daily Telegraph. Snowden said Sepoy would "head straight to the paddock & be given 2 more preparations under his care". He will "then join Sheik Mohammed's famous global racing operation Godolphin after next year's Autumn Carnival". Snowden noted: "He will definitely be here for the next 12 months. But we feel he is the sort of horse that should be going to Royal Ascot. If he was able to win a race over there, it would make him a dual-hemisphere stallion, that is what the boss (Sheik Mohammed) is all about. It's heartbreaking for Australian racing, but he is definitely a horse that could fly the flag & be a successful stallion on both sides (of the world)." Last week fellow trainer Peter Moody said he "isn't keen to travel with Black Caviar this season", but publicly stated his "burning desire to win a race at Royal Ascot, having previously dipped his toe in the water with her close relation Magnus".