News About: Ballydoyle

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

Door Ajar On So You Think’s Cox Plate, Just

19 Aug, 2011

For many it’s been inevitable that the light surrounding a third Cox Plate for So You Think would be snuffed out, but it continues to flicker, if only slightly.

The quarantine drama which has affected horses right around the world ahead of the spring carnival appears to have been sorted, however that was just one…

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

18 Aug, 2011

An appearance by So You Think at this year’s spring carnival is looking more and more likely after the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) relaxed their stringent quarantine regulations yesterday.

Racing Victoria yesterday announced that Ireland’s Ballydoyle has been approved by AQIS as a suitable private quarantine facility for Coolmore trainer Aidan O’Brien.

This…

AQIS Approve UK Quarantine Arrangements

AQIS Approve UK Quarantine Arrangements

29 Jul, 2011

The Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) and Racing Victoria have finally reached a conclusion that will allow European horses to compete in the Melbourne spring racing carnival this year.

AQIS has given approval for the Newmarket quarantine facility to be used to house horses awaiting transport.

Racing Victoria chief executive, Rob Hines, was thrilled with…

Racing Victoria Close To So You Think Quarantine Solution

Racing Victoria Close To So You Think Quarantine Solution

5 Jul, 2011

Racing Victoria believes it is close to securing a deal with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to allow So You Think to contest a third Cox Plate during the Spring Carnival.

AQIS has recently laid down its hard-line policy on European quarantine facilities, naming two major centres, Ballydoyle in Ireland and Side Hill…

Melbourne Cup May Feature No Foreign Starters

Melbourne Cup May Feature No Foreign Starters

4 Jul, 2011

Racing Victoria is currently attempting to reach a solution with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) after they declared two prime British quarantine centres unsuitable last week.

The declaration, which condemns both Ballydoyle quarantine establishment in Ireland and the Side Hill operation in Newmarket, England, may lead to European horses being unable to travel…