Outbox’s incredible journey
18th February 2022
For a horse bought for just 16,000gns it’s been an incredible journey for Outbox, who is set to line up in the $1,000,000 Amir Trophy at Doha in Qatar tomorrow.
The son of Frankel was one of our many bargain buys from the horses in training sales, this time in October 2020 when we recruited him cheaply from the Tattersalls October horses in training sales.
With such a modest price tag, it's fair to say few could have foreseen the great journey Outbox has already been on, and the fun and excitement he has provided for his owners.
The seven-year-old was a busy boy last year, running no less than 16 times and providing his owners with some great memories. Early wins at Wolverhampton and Doncaster were built on in Stakes company, as Outbox became a regular in quality races through the summer.
One of the highlights of his season was winning the Fred Archer Stakes on Newmarket's July course in June, where Outbox recorded a Racing Post rating of 113 in beating former St. Leger winner Logician.
This remarkable horse went on to finish runner-up twice at Group 3 level later in the year, further boosting the prize money column for his delighted horse racing syndicate.
With a small winter break to freshen him up, the next step of Outbox’s incredible journey is a trip to Qatar for Doha’s prestigious February meeting, where Outbox will line up in a race worth a cool $1,000,000.
His regular partner in crime Hollie Doyle has made the journey over to ride one of her favourite horses and whilst this is obviously a very good race, hopes are high that Outbox can acquit himself well and create some more special memories for his owners.
We’d like to take this chance to wish Outbox and his owners the very best of luck as he steps out in Doha, bidding to provide us with our second winner in Qatar, following on from Maystar’s famous win in the Al Rayyan Stakes at the same course.
The Amir Trophy is scheduled to jump off around 1.15GMT on Saturday as Outbox bids to write another chapter in his amazing story. Good luck to all concerned!