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Gingernuts Undergoes Surgery - Screws Inserted to Injured Pastern

Steve Bennett in Latest News 13 Nov 2017
  • Gingernuts Undergoes Surgery
Gingernuts Has Surgery

NZ stayer Gingernuts has undergone surgery and is now recovering after having screws inserted to the fractured pastern.

His managing owners, Te Akau Racing are happy with the outcome of the operation and will now play the ‘wait and see’ game on his recovery.

In a freak accident on the way to the barriers for The Emirates Stakes, he started to limp noticeably which led to jockey Michael Dee dismounting quickly. Upon first inspection, Dee signalled for assistance and it was soon determined that the horse had a serious leg complaint that led to him being scratched from the Group One event.

Te Akau boss David Ellis is confident of a successful recovery.

“He’s got a beautiful temperament. He’s a lovely kind horse and he’ll be a very good patient” Ellis told NZ Racing Desk.

The horse had scans done early on Monday morning and surgery was carried out soon after. 

Gingernuts will now remain at the Werribee Vet Clinic for the rest of the week then he will be transported to a nearby property where he will remain for the following month.

After such time, he will then be transported back to the Te Akau stables in New Zealand where he will enjoy a long and well earned spell as he recovers.

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