SAM Kavanagh is moving to Sydney.
The young Adelaide-based trainer announced today that he will operate from Sydney at the start of the 2013-14 season.
Kavanagh, the youngest son of Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate winning trainer Mark, said the Australian Turf Club had been “extremely supportive” in helping him make the move.
“I’m really looking forward to moving to Sydney, it’s something I’ve been planning for,” Kavanagh said.
Kavanagh has also purchased two emerging stayers – I Have A Dream and Mid Summer Sun – from England at the recent horses in training sale.
“They are really exciting prospects,” Kavanagh said.
I Have a Dream, a son of Galileo, was formerly trained by Aidan O’Brien and has won three of his seven starts, including two at Leopardstown over 2800 metres.
At his last start I Have A Dream ran fifth in the Cesarwitch Handicap (3600 m) at Newmarket in mid October.
“He was the top weighted three-year-old and he didn’t finish far from some good horses,” he said.
Mid Summer Sun was trained by Sir Henry Cecil and he owns three wins from his 11 starts.
“He was put up to me by people in Sir Henry’s stable. They had a huge opinion of him early and he’s got good form behind Mount Athos and My Quest For Peace,” Kavanagh said.
During the year Mid Summer Sun ran behind My Quest – with Gatewood third – in the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood as well as running fifth behind Mount Athos in a Newmarket Handicap.
“At this stage we will probably look towards the Brisbane Cup with him. Hopefully both horses will be around in the spring.”