A trip to Hong Kong for the rich International meeting in December remains a live chance for classy Queenslander Houtzen.
The Magic Millions winner failed at Royal Ascot in her only UK start in June and she’s down to run in the Group Two King George Stakes at Goodwood early tomorrow morning over 1005 metres.
Aquis Stud is now controlling owner in the mare and Aquis CEO Shane McGrath said there are a lot of options being considered for the daughter of I Am Invincible.
Houtzen will be sent to stud to be served by Lope De Vega but there are several races still potentially on the table, as long as she performs well at Goodwood.
“If she jumps away at Goodwood we will know exactly where she is at.
“If she puts her hand up there is no reason you couldn’t keep going and there could be some lovely races for her.
“Hong Kong in December would even be a possibility,” said Shane McGrath.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan said a run by Houtzen in Hong Kong in December would be a major attraction for those attending the big International Meeting.
“In recent years the quarantine rules have made Hong Kong a difficult venue for Australian and New Zealand horses, but those issues look likely to be resolved in time for this year’s big Hong Kong International Meeting.
“It would be fantastic for those on Ontrack’s Hong Kong tour to see a classy Australian sprinter like Houtzen take on the exciting local horses and other internationals,” said Grant Morgan.