Flights have been confirmed and Sun Met runner-up Last Winter will go into quarantine this month.
Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock has told the Sporting Post that the son of Western Winter will thus definitely be embarking on an international campaign and will not race in South Africa again this season.
“On the balance of things, we believe he deserves a chance to go out there and take them on in Hong Kong and Dubai. It is an exciting time for an owner who has been a staunch supporter of South African horseracing for many years,” he said.
The leading bloodstock consultant confirmed that Last Winter would do 28 days quarantine at Kenilworth, then 60 days in Mauritius before flying to England where he would join the horse population, and not be quarantined, but be confined to that country for 30 days.
Last Winter will be trained in his overseas campaign by Dean Kannemeyer, who has done a splendid job with the lightly raced colt so far.
“It is an honour and a privilege to take this horse onto the world stage. Naturally we will be relying on the experience and expertise of those who have done this often. It’s an exciting time for Khaya Stables and Dean Kannemeyer Racing,” said Kannemeyer.