Sprint: Whitmore To Get Well-Deserved Vacation, Point For 8-Year-Old Campaign

Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Whitmore, who was making his fourth start in the race, was back at Louisville, Ky., in his Churchill Downs stall not long after the Breeders’ Cup races concluded and enjoyed some hydrotherapy in an equine spa Sunday morning. He’ll stay at Churchill for about a week before leaving to have his normal vacation at Rebecca Maker’s farm in Versailles, Ky., according to trainer and co-owner Ron Moquett.

As long as the horse continues to show he wants to run, the Pleasantly Perfect gelding will race again next year at age 8.

“That was awesome,” Moquett said. “It’s always fun when you are a big fan of a horse and they win. It’s even better when you are a fan and their trainer. Laura (Moquett, wife and assistant) said he was cooled out by the time they got to the test barn.”

When asked who was more tired this morning, him or the horse, Moquett said it was probably him.

“I stayed up late last night responding to texts from people congratulating me. They may not even like me, but they like the horse. I had texts from (Richard) Mandella, (Bob) Baffert, (Steve) Asmussen, (Todd) Pletcher, (Nick) Zito and (D. Wayne) Lukas. I’m so proud that Whitmore’s touched those guys because they know something about a good horse.”

Whitmore was unplaced in 2017, second in 2018 and third the Sprint in 2019.

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