I just wonder how long they can race Preferment for?
A son of Zabeel, who no longer stands at stud, Preferment could be one serious sire for stayers and that places his racing future in doubt.
Sprint sires available in Australia are a dime a dozen, but any owner with a mare that has won at 1600 and longer and keen to try and breed a distance horse would seriously look at Preferment to do the job.
Also he may start to have glancing worries in the Autumn at the fillies and this is another problem he has to over come.
One bad distraction and he will be retired immediately.
Its a shame because I am sure punters would love to see a real Aussie horse have a big show in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.