Red Cadeaux set for surgery after Cup injury

Much loved three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux will undergo surgery after injuring his leg during Tuesday’s big race.

English trainer, Ed Dunlop, feared Red Cadeaux would have to be put down after he suffered a leg fracture.

“It’s a bad injury, but it should be repairable,” he said.


Dunlop said he and the rest of the team would do absolutely everything in their power to ensure the 10-year-old makes a full recovery.

“If the guys do their job, he’ll have a very happy retirement.”

Vets at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre in Werribee have contacted other world-leading equine orthopaedic surgeons as they work out the best option to repair the fracture in Red Cadeaux’s left-fore fetlock.

Doctors confirmed yesterday that the injury was not life threatening and the horse was stable and comfortable.

A further update on his condition is expected on Wednesday afternoon.