Hana's Goal is owned by expat Australian Michael Tabart who lives in Japan.Northport wrote:Nice to see her owners so game to take her across Australasia! Maybe if she keeps doing well she can come to North America?
That may be why Australia/HK had a priority over other regions.
Japan's best middle distance horses (on turf) will inevitably be aimed at the Arc in Autumn perhaps until someone gets the first win. Japanese are really obsessed with the Arc at the moment.....
But Japan's top sprinters/milers on turf and top dirt horses SHOULD have much wider-range of targets all around the world.
I personally would love to see more Japanese horses run in the BC races.