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Satono Aladdin Unable To Shuttle

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

Meanwhile, breeders will be denied access to Deep Impact’s Group 1-winning son Satono Aladdin, who will be unable to shuttle to Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand this season. Strenuous efforts to secure passage for shuttling Japanese stallions to travel together to Australasia have been foiled due to the worldwide disruption to flights since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson was keen to see Satono Aladdin, the winner of the Gr1 Yasuda Kinen (1600m), return to the Waikato for his third season at stud but always knew travel was going to be a major hurdle to clear in this unique year. “It’s down to the reduction in flights all around the world and air freight is at an absolute premium and they (Shadai) contacted all the major airlines that fly into Japan, but there is no freight space for two stallions and grooms,” Thompson said. Thompson was still looking on the bright side and the drawing power of its quartet of residents. “From our perspective it’s quite disappointing, but we have got four nice stallions here – two proven ones in Shocking and Proisir and two exciting ones in Vadamos and Ace High,” he said. “It’s not the end of the world and we will have some lovely yearlings by Satono Aladdin to sell next year at Karaka.”

Satono Aladdin

Satono Aladdin is unable to shuttle to NZ in 2020 (pic: richhillstud.co.nz)
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