In a devastating blow Bliss Street has been withdrawn from the Champagne Stakes before she even got to the Randwick track.
It’s not due to an injury or a poor run at track work either, she won’t be in the field thanks entirely due to logistics.
Perth based trainer Dan Morton searched frantically for a flight to Sydney or Melbourne for his impressive two-year-old but being left with no options will now have to spell a Group 1 level horse at the top of her game.
“It’s something that is very disappointing in this day and age and in an industry as big as ours,” Morton told Radio Sport National.
“It’s too hard to get a plane from A to B and if you are lucky enough to get one, it is upwards of $10,000.
“Owners have put a hell of a lot of money into their horses to watch them go around and to have an opportunity denied to race in a Group I race is very disappointing.
“It’s not the first time horses have not been able to get planes to compete in big races.”
Bliss Street dominated the competition in her last two races winning the Group 3 WA Sire’s Produce Stakes at Ascot last start ahead of Karrakatta Plate champion Single Spice.