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.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


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.

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments