The King joins the team

August 17th 2019

Spicer Thoroughbreds is excited to announce its latest international recruit, class 4yo THE KING (Mastercraftsman x Catch The Moon) has been purchased and will make his way to Australia for the 2019 Spring Carnival.

Identified by Mick Sharkie during the 2018 European flat season, the horse has been on our radar for more than 12-months, but it’s been a case of patience winning out in the end.

“We had to wait as the owners had some big plans for him but sadly for them, the horse couldn’t fulfil them as a colt,” said Brad.

“We’ve kept a very close eye on him and are thrilled to be able to bring him to Australia where Lindsey Smith will take over the rest of his career.”

The King will travel to Australia with the first shipment of European horses and will target the Group 1 $2million Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington.

WATCH The King first-up in a HOT form race in Ireland: