One-time Caulfield Cup favourite Admire Deus is in a stable condition in a Ballarat veterinary clinic ahead of surgery on his injured leg.
The imported Japanese horse suffered the career-ending ligament injury in trackwork at Warrnambool on Tuesday.
Trainer Darren Weir said the vets hoped to operate on Admire Deus early next week.
“They’ve got him stable and at this stage the plan is to operate on Monday morning,” Weir told RSN927.
“There are some positive signs anyway.”