Gingernuts Faces Setback, Returned to Clinic


Gingernuts | Racing and Sports

Three-time Group 1 winner Gingernuts (Iffraaj {GB}) has suffered a setback in his recovery from a pastern injury and has been returned to the Werribee University Clinic where he is being monitored for infection, Racenet reported early Tuesday. The gelding was injured on the track prior to the running of the G1 Emirates S. at Flemington on Nov. 11–a race which he was favored to win. After receiving surgery at the Werribee hospital, Gingernuts was discharged last week to a nearby rehabilitation facility, but was returned to the clinic after developing complications over the weekend.

“He had a number of perfusions over the weekend, however the specialists were still concerned and yesterday they sent him back to the University Clinic [Hospital] at Werribee,” read a statement on the Te Akau Racing website. “Despite looking well and outwardly appearing in great shape, the veterinary team overseeing his recovery have become concerned over a possible infection developing as a result of the surgery…There is a genuine hope that he’s responding well to the latest round of treatment.”

Gingernuts is scheduled to remain at the clinic until at least the end of the current week.

The chestnut’s three top-level successes came in the New Zealand Derby and the Rosehill Guineas in March and the Windsor Park Plate in September.


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