Good Journey Retired; Headed to Australia

Millionaire Good Journey has been retired and will be headed to Australia to stand at stud. A group of Australian breeders bought a half-interest in the 7-year-old son of Nureyev earlier this year and recently purchased the remaining interest. Good Journey, who was scheduled to run several times this season, ran only once, finishing a close second in the March 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IIT).

"He was a class act," said trainer Wally Dollase, who was a part owner in Good Journey. "We're going to miss him around the barn."

Good Journey, who was produced from European group I winner Chimes of Freedom (by Private Account), was bred by the Niarchos family's Flaxman Holdings and initially raced for the family before Dollase and several others came on board as owners. Good Journey won or placed in 15 of his 16 starts and earned $1,733,058. He captured the Atto Mile Stakes (Can-IT), two consecutive runnings of the Citation Handicap (gr. IIT), and the Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT). His stakes-placings included a third-place finish in last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

Good Journey, whose half-brother Aldebaran won this year's San Carlos Handicap (gr. I). will undergo five weeks of quarantine before heading overseas.