‘Like Getting A Horse From Mars’: Breeders’ Cup Winner Bulletin To Make Australian Debut

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner Bulletin is preparing to make his Australian debut this Saturday at Randwick Racecourse, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. A 4-year-old son of City Zip, the colt is now trained by Gai Waterhouse and will start in the A$125,000 (about US$97,200) Heineken H. over 1200 meters (six furlongs).

Post time will be 12:20 a.m. Eastern on Saturday morning.

Bulletin broke his maiden on debut in the listed Hollywood Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park, while trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by the partnership of China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, and SF Racing. Following his 2 3/4-length triumph in the Breeders’ Cup, Bulletin won the listed Palisades Turf Sprint to kick off his 3-year-old campaign. He has not found the winner’s circle since, however, despite switching to the barn of Steve Asmussen for two starts in 2020.

Bulletin hasn’t raced since a second-place effort in a Churchill allowance race on June 12, 2020, but did finish second in a pair of barrier trials at Randwick ahead of the Heineken. He is now campaigned by the China Horse Club and Australia’s Newgate Stud Farm.

Waterhouse said the colt has finally acclimated to Australian-style racing and weather, and should give a good account of himself on Saturday.

“I once had a very famous trainer say to me ‘you don’t ask much about the horse’, and I said ‘well it’s like an upside-down cake, what you did in the northern hemisphere doesn’t count in Australia,” Waterhouse told the Sydney Morning Herald. “The climate and the conditions of racing and everything about it is so dramatically different. It’s like you’re getting the horse from Mars.”

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

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