Poet's Word will remain in training in 2019 as the dual Group One winner is poised for another outing in Dubai.
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old is bidding for a summer hat-trick in the Juddmonte International at York this month, having already sealed victories in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and edged out stablemate Crystal Ocean in the King George.
With the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe an unlikely destination for Poet's Word, the next appearance after York is set to be the Irish Champion Stakes and the Breeders' Cup, before a trip back to Dubai in a bid to go one better than his second place in the Sheema Classic in March.
Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, said: "York is still on the agenda, as are a few of those nice races coming up, but York is what we are thinking.
"There's York and then the Irish Champion Stakes, but I don't think the Arc is really on his agenda, maybe the Breeders' Cup.
"I don't think he'd want soft ground so the Arc hasn't ever really been in our thoughts.
"The owner would like to take him back to Dubai and I'm sure he'll be in training next year. He'll either run in the Sheema Classic again or the World Cup, which is very prestigious."
Article Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018 @ 08.25
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