Fears grow for injured horse after Australia’s Melbourne Cup
In an incident echoing the 2014 Melbourne Cup, which tragically left two horses dead, veteran gelding Red Cadeaux failed to finish the nation-stopping race on Tuesday and was seen being rushed to a vet.
“We don’t know what the situation is but it’s not looking good,” owner Ronald Arculli told the South China Morning Post.
The 10-year-old horse, which has finished runner-up in the Cup three times, sustained a suspected fetlock injury, the Flemington Racecourse confirmed on Twitter.
We confirm Red Cadeaux incurred a suspected fetlock injury during the Emirates Melbourne Cup & has been taken to vet clinic for assessment.