Everest winner Yes Yes Yes likely won’t race again this spring, with owner Brae Sokolski indicating he is likely to be spelled and saved for the autumn.
The prized colt was the $3 favourite for the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes before news emerged of the possible spell and while a final decision will be made on Monday, Sokolski said connections ‘will do the right thing by the horse’.
“We’re yet to make a final decision but it’s highly likely he won’t race again this spring and be saved for a massive autumn and then onto Royal Ascot,” he said.
“He’s obviously a valuable commodity and we’re going to look after him, looking at the rating of that Everest run it was a massive peak performance and it’s likely a break is what he needs.”
The Rubick colt part-owned by Coolmore became the first three year-old to win the $14 million Everest, adding taking his career record to four wins and three seconds from eight starts.