Red Cadeaux put down af­ter Mel­bourne in­jury

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MEL­BOURNE: Three-time Mel­bourne Cup run­ner-up Red Cadeaux has been eu­th­a­nized fol­low­ing in­juries the geld­ing re­ceived in this year’s race, Vic­to­ria Rac­ing said yes­ter­day. The English 10-year-old, trained by Ed Dun­lop, failed to fin­ish in Aus­tralia’s big­gest race at Flem­ing­ton on Novem­ber 3 af­ter frac­tur­ing his left fore fet­lock. Ini­tial fears about Red Cadeaux’s wel­fare ap­peared to have been al­layed fol­low­ing im­me­di­ate ve­teri­nary treat­ment and surgery. But it was an­nounced yes­ter­day that be­cause of a loss of blood flow to Red Cadeaux’s foot on the left fore­leg and no prospect of cor­rect­ing the is­sue, the de­ci­sion was made to put down the chest­nut gal­loper. The horse’s fi­nal rest­ing place will be at Mel­bourne’s Flem­ing­ton Race­course, fol­low­ing a re­quest from owner Ron­nie Ar­culli, Vic­to­ria Rac­ing said. “This is my sad­dest day in rac­ing. Red Cadeaux was a much-loved mem­ber of our fam­ily and my thoughts are with his owner Mr Ar­culli and my staff, who spent ev­ery day car­ing for this horse,” Dun­lop said in a state­ment. “Un­for­tu­nately the com­pli­ca­tion was ir­re­versible and the de­ci­sion to eu­th­a­nize the horse, whilst ter­ri­bly hard, was made in his best in­ter­ests.—AFP

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