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No Surgery For Red Cadeaux

Thursday, 5th November 2015

Popular English stayer Red Cadeaux will not require surgery in the immediate future after his career-ending injury in the Melbourne Cup, reports theinformant.co.nz. The three-time Melbourne Cup runner-up was retired from Tuesday's race by jockey Gerald Mosse after suffering an injury to his leg. Diagnostics subsequently undertaken on Red Cadeaux at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre at Werribee revealed the horse had sustained a fracture to his medial sesamoid in his left fore fetlock. Trainer Ed Dunlop's assistant Robin Trevor-Jones said Red Cadeaux's leg was placed in a cast after he arrived at the Werribee veterinary clinic on Tuesday evening, adding there was no rush to operate just yet. "At the moment they're just holding fire on that," Trevor-Jones said. "Experts from around the world have said if you don't want to race him again, strap him up, let it heal naturally. There's no rush to operate, but later they might feel they have to get the sesamoid back together." He added: "Any injury like that, he's got to get through it, but it's more brightness than dullness. There's not a lot anyone can do. Time is a great healer." Trevor-Jones said it was likely that Red Cadeaux would live out the rest of his life in Australia at Living Legends when he recovers.

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