Home Affairs retired

Dual Group 1 winner to head to Coolmore on release from quarantine

HOME AFFAIRS (blue cap) winning the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington in Australia.
HOME AFFAIRS (blue cap) winning the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

Home Affairs (I Am Invincible) has run his last race and will head to Coolmore's Hunter Valley farm when he is released from quarantine. The dual Group 1 winner disappointed in the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Sprint (6f) at Royal Ascot last week, finishing 20th of 24 runners, and was later found to be stiff behind following Saturday's race. 

"Home Affairs has been retired from racing and will come straight to Coolmore from quarantine following his return to Australia," said Coolmore's principal Tom Magnier.

"He wasn't 100 per cent sound after the race on Saturday which may explain his disappointing effort. It was a great shame he didn't give his true running as the form he showed in both of his Group 1 wins would have entitled him to win. Nature Strip was further proof if any was needed of the calibre of the Australian sprinters vis-a-vis the rest of the world."

Trained by Chris Waller, Home Affairs won four times and placed in another two of his ten career starts with his biggest victories coming in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) and Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). 

"Home Affairs is a fantastic looking individual and was a joy to train," said Waller. "He had everything we look for in a racehorse."

The son of I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), who was bought by Tom Magnier for $875,000 at the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, will stand for a fee of $110,000 (inc GST) this spring. 

"Home Affairs has already attracted a full book of high-quality mares so we're delighted with the support he has received from Australia's top breeders," added Coolmore's Tom Moore.

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