Viddora Undergoing Quarantine Exile in Jolly Old Mercy

That is what we would think if we learned that our vacation was to be in England rather than in some worthwhile, more paradise-like spot, such as, well, anywhere.

Being stuck in the land of incessant rain and arguing over how to get away for the European Union sounds like a distressing way to spend some time off, but that is what is going on in the life of two-time Group 1 and Magic Millions Spring winner Viddora.

Those results suggest that she was not transported from Australia as any sort of punitive measure. Trainer Lloyd Kennewell and the connections had sent her there because she cannot come back to Australia after having competed in Hong Kong.

As long as she is there, with Pom “summer” coming along, she should do some racing at Royal Ascot, right?

If they give horses frequent flyer miles, Viddora should have free passage to just about anywhere. She traveled around the country to race in Perth and Sydney and over the past couple of months, has been found on tracks in Dubai and Hong Kong.

“She’s not running in England. She needs a break but she’ll spell over there. She can’t go anywhere else,” Kennewell said. “It’s frustrating but we can’t do anything about it.”

Add to our list of places to avoid Hong Kong in addition to England.

We experience a form of jet lag whenever they decide that for God only knows what reason to switch the clocks around by an hour.

We recently found out that moving them ahead in the spring does not actually make the days longer.

Kennewell was quick to add that the six-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible is not being retired. She is just a bit tired and vincible at the moment

“She’s not retired,” Kennewell said. “She’s having a good break and we’ll decide what we’re going to do. We’ve still got plenty of time.”

Question for the animal husbandry experts: When Australian foaled horses travel to the Northern Hemisphere, do they get younger or older?

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