I'm kind of ambivalent about bringing a stallion like Charismatic back to the States. Sure, it would be nice for our fans to see a memorable racehorse like him at Old Friends, but....he's been In Japan for a dozen years, and that stud farm is his home.
Alysheba was brought back to Kentucky when he was pensioned, after many years in Saudi Arabia, where he was treated very well. Everyone was so happy to have him at Old Friends, but was he? And how long did he live after he returned?
It's hard enough on young horses to ship around the world. If Charismatic is guaranteed a pampered retirement when he's pensioned, I'd rather we didn't uproot a senior stallion, moving him away from the farm he knows and the grooms he trusts, just so we can have him back on US soil.