Australian Group 3 winner Jet Away has been retired to stand at stud in Ireland.
The globetrotting son of Cape Cross arrived at Arctic Tack Stud in Co. Wexford on Monday. “He’s a beautiful specimen, a good-limbed horse,” owner Eoin Banville said. “We’re standing him in partnership with owner Douglas Taylor.”
Jet Away (8h Cape Cross – Kalima by Kahyasi) initially raced for Juddmonte Farms owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah and won five races before breaking through at black-type level with a Listed victory over Fiorente in the 2012 Festival Stakes (2000m) at Goodwood.
Sold to MCR Bloodstock Syndicate and sent to Australia, he was trained by David Hayes to win the LR Golden Mile at Bendigo and G3 Easter Cup at Caulfield in March 2013. He returned in the spring to finish fourth in Fawkner’s G1 Caulfield Cup.
Jet Away hails from one of Juddmonte’s most esteemed families. His dam is a sister to legendary broodmare Hasili who foaled G1 Breeders’ Cup winners Banks Hill and Intercontinental. Her sons Dansili, Champs Elysees and Cacique stand at Juddmonte’s Banstead Manor Stud.
“Jet Away showed the most determination of any racehorse I have ever trained,” Hayes stated. “If he hadn’t picked up an injury, he would have, in my opinion, gone on to win Group 1 races in Australia.”