Oppenheimer: Horn To Stand in Britain

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Anthony Oppenheimer, the owner-breeder of Saturday’s G1 Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}), told At The Races Sunday he would love to run his colt in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and he would later like to stand the horse at stud in Britain. 

Oppenheimer noted a tilt at the G1 Coral-Eclipse July 4 will give Golden Horn the chance to race right-handed for the first time. 

“I would certainly be up for the Eclipse,” said the 78-year-old. “I’d just like to make sure because he would be going the other way around and one or two horses don’t like going a different way. We’ve just got to make sure he’s OK leading with the correct foot.” 

“He’s had three races [this season] and we just want to see how he handles a couple more races before we decide on anything else,” Oppenheimer added. “I’d love to run him in the Arc. I want to make sure he goes the other way around and he wouldn’t want to run on soft to heavy ground. He’d just hate it. There’s an awful lot to think about.” 

Oppenheimer added that he would like to stand Golden Horn in Britain when his racing days are over so he can breed his own mares and visit the horse. 

“The intention is, at the moment, to stand him somewhere in Newmarket or certainly in England, anyway,” he said. “That is what I would love to see. I want to use him and go and see him when I want to. I can’t stand him at my stud as it’s not big enough. My ambition is to stand him for the British breeders rather than anyone else.”

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