Preusker’s Captain Envious suffers career-threatening injury

Captain Envious
Thomas Stockdale returns to the mounting yard aboard Captain Envious after winning the Group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

The racing career of Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) placed gelding Captain Envious could be over after he suffered a suspensory injury about 200 metres from the finish line in Saturday’s race.

Trained by Paul Preusker in Victoria for Ultra Racing’s Sean Buckley, the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) winner seemed poised for victory when jockey Mark Zahra felt Captain Envious falter in the Eagle Farm staying feature.

Despite the injury, he managed to hold on and finish third behind Alegron and Mostly Cloudy.

“About the 150-metre mark he has gone amiss. He had it won and unfortunately he couldn’t do any more, the poor horse,” Preusker told Racing.com.

“It could be worse, but it’s not great either.

“He’ll get the best care we can give and do the rehab and hopefully get it right.

“Whether he races again, that would be a bonus, but it doesn’t have to happen either.”


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