The journey to England has begun! Groom Lindsey Taylor reports from Newark International Airport:
At 6:30 this morning, I loaded Neville, Otis and Remington onto the trailer, took them to True Prospect Farm and loaded them onto another trailer with Phillip's horses to travel to New Jersey for the final trot up and quarantine before getting on the plane to England.
Neville and Otis had been named to the short list last Monday, and Remington had been named as an additional nominated entry. In short, that means that Neville and Otis were scheduled to get on the plane, barring any unforeseen circumstances, and Remington would tag along for the day, with the possibility of getting on the plane if something were to happen to one of the other short listed horses throughout the day today. He would go home to Pennsylvania tonight if all short listed horses appeared healthy and happy in quarantine.
The horses are currently eating their dinner in quarantine; they are scheduled to board the plane at 10:30 pm and depart at 3:30 am. They were lucky enough to be able to quarantine at Cedar Lane Farm near Oldwick, New Jersey, where they were able to graze on wonderful grass and move around a bit before entering the quarantine lock down.
The horses are scheduled to arrive at the farm in England around 9 pm Monday night. Boyd will make his way from Germany to England sometime between tonight and tomorrow, and training camp will officially start in a few short days.
Stay tuned for more updates from England and wish us luck in our travels tonight!