Gold Trip racing future in doubt following tendon injury

Gold Trip
2022 Melbourne Cup champion Gold Trip has suffered a tendon injury. (Photo by Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Gold Trip’s racing future teeters on the edge following a tendon injury that sidelines him for the remainder of the autumn carnival.

The winner of the 2022 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), was primed for a bid at the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on April 30.

According to a statement from Ciaron Maher Racing, Gold Trip will embark on a rehabilitation program.

While the injury is less severe compared to other tendon injuries, a decision on the seven-year-old’s immediate path will follow consultations with owners and stable veterinarians in the days ahead.

Reflecting on Gold Trip’s remarkable contributions to their stable, the statement recalled his commanding triumph in the 2022 Melbourne Cup.

The rehab program, which has seen success with horses like Ashrun, offers optimism for Gold Trip’s eventual return, notwithstanding his age.

The owners received heartfelt appreciation for their steadfast support through this challenging chapter.

The statement concluded by acknowledging Gold Trip’s transformative influence on their journey, underscoring the profound impact the horse has had on all involved.

“He has taken us on an incredible journey and changed all of our lives,” the statement concluded.

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