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- Master Of Design "Might Have Run Last Race"
- Kavanagh "Keeps Options Open" For Atlantic Jewel
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- Qld Trainer Arthur Seymour 6-Months Ban Over Jockey Death
- Lloyd Williams "Livid" Over Efficient Scratching
- Irish Derby Runner-Up Set For Aust Debut
- Push To License NSW Vets "Risks Country Boycott"
- All Too Hard Sent To Spelling Paddock
- Metal Bender Out Of Sydney Carnival
- 4 Volksraad Winners On Same NZ Card At Te Awamutu
- Beadman "May Return To Aust For Further Treatment"
- Ireland Signs "Racing Partnership" Deal With China
- Dylan Thomas Adds Irish Gr3
- Teofilo Adds Irish Gr3
- Holy Roman Emperor Adds Irish Gr3
- Holy Roman Emperor Adds German Black-Type
- Lion Heart Adds US Gr3
- Thunder Gulch Adds US Black-Type
- US$2.5m Champ Blind Luck In-Foal To Bernardini
- US Gr1 Star Evening Jewel In-Foal To Medaglia D'Oro
- US Sire Unbridled Minister Retired To White Hat
- US Sire Lejadami Retired To White Hat
- Plenty Of Kicks Wins Brazil Gr1 Cruzeiro Do Sul
Kavanagh "Keeps Options Open" For Atlantic Jewel
Trainer Mark Kavanagh confirmed he is "not locked into raising the bar to the Gr1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 28" for the next appearance by boom unbeaten 3YO filly Atlantic Jewel (Fastnet Rock-Regard, by Zabeel) following her easy victory against a field of older opponents in Saturday's Gr2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. Kavanagh told The Herald-Sun that Atlantic Jewel would be entered for both the All Aged & the Gr1 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) for fillies & mares on the same program & emphasised "the lure of another Gr1 triumph this campaign was not the over-riding factor in selecting the 2nd & final race in Atlantic Jewel's autumn cameo". He noted: "I want to turn her out on the top of her game & then bring her back for the spring. It's all about the horse's welfare. Horses like this don't come along very often. They are once-in-a-lifetime horses." Kavanagh said Atlantic Jewel had come through the Sapphire Stakes run "without issue" & he would "wait until next week before finalising her next race". Kavanagh also revealed filly's track-work "had been incredible. Scary, just scary! A million times you see horses not come back from injury; but she's come back bigger and better. It was pretty freakish." Kavanagh also said there had been "no suggestion" from Coolmore (which owns the filly with Australian Turf Club board member Laurie Macri) that Atlantic Jewel would race overseas, noting the prize-money in Australia was "as good as anywhere" & there was "little upside in taking a filly out of the country". Atlantic Jewel (a $320,000 yearling consigned by Vinery Stud at the 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) currently boasts 6 wins (also including 2011's Gr1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield & Gr2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m at Flemington) from 6 starts for $682,925 earnings.