Alain Wertheimer said at Keeneland Nov. 8 that Goldikova would
remain in training and go for an unprecedented fourth consecutive
victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) in 2011. Wertheimer and his
brother, Gerard, bred Goldikova and they also race her.
“That’s the only real objective that she has,” said Alain Wertheimer of the Breeders’ Cup four-peat.
“We decided to keep her in training because she’s in great shape,”
he continued. “The other reason is that if more older horses are kept
in training, it’s good for the public because they get used to seeing
them and there’s a good chance of it bringing (more) people to the
racetrack. If you only keep them one year, people don’t see them
enough; they don’t get attached. I think it would be good if more
people were able to do that. I understand for colts because there is a
lot of money involved. But when you have a big stable and have a good
mare, there’s no reason not to try to keep her in training.”