GINGERNUTS BACK HOME AND HAPPY
FOR all his success, Group 1 wins including, there was no better day for David Ellis than when his dearly beloved Gingernuts stepped off the float safe and sound at Te Akau HQ ready to take up a new role. Ellis was still celebrating Te Akau’s sixth NZ 2000 Guineas win trackside at Riccarton when a seemingly innocuous misstep by Gingernuts on his way down the gates prior to the Emirates Stakes led not only his scratching from the Group 1 but quickly became life threatening. Thankfully, the expert care and attention given to horse, especially at the Werribee University Clinic, delivered a happy homecoming to relieved and grateful Ellis, albeit a lot earlier than anyone would expected. ‘’It was a dreadful end to a Group 1 day in New Zealand. My wife Karyn was at Flemington supporting Gingernuts, our team and his owners and everyone were stricken with grief at what unfolded. “The good news is that “Jerry”, as he is known, is having a life of pleasure of the farm,’’ Ellis reported.