Promising three-year-old Loosespender will continue his career in Hong Kong.
The son of Turn Me Loose came a long way in a short time from Ben Foote’s Cambridge stable and following a debut win at Hawera, the grey finished fourth in the Listed Gingernuts Salver (2100m) and then triumphed in the Gr.2 Waikato Guineas (2000m).
Loosespender is owned by the Hong Kong-based Upper Bloodstock and was raced by them in New Zealand on a short-term lease arrangement with Foote and Stride Racing Club Syndicate.
Meanwhile, top sprinting mare Babylon Berlin is enjoying time out in the paddock following her last-start seventh in the Gr.1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
“She pulled up super after that, we probably could have carried on but decided to pull the pin and she’s in the paddock,” Foote said.
Babylon Berlin enjoyed a lucrative but frustrating domestic campaign with Group One runner-up finishes in the Railway (1200m), the Telegraph (1200m) and the BCD Group Sprint (1400m) before she romped home in the Gr.3 King’s Plate (1200m).