Champion WA mare Arcadia Queen’s racing career appears to be finished with confirmation she has damaged a tendon which will require a lengthy spell.
Owner/breeder Bob Peters said on Wednesday night that scans had revealed the damage, and while the injury isn’t sever it would put her racing career in great jeopardy.
‘’I don’t think it is (severe) bad but it doesn’t really matter because once you start dealing with tendons, it can be a long time in recovery and there are no guarantees,’’ Peters said.
‘’She has inflammation of the tendon in the nearside front and with any tendon injuries you have to be very careful so she’ll be scratched from her entries.
‘’We’ll get the inflammation out and see what we have to do.
‘’She’s five now and rising six and so by the time you get her over this…. I would have loved to race her on if his hadn’t happened.
‘’Now I have to give it a lot of thought.’’
Arcadia Queen has raced sixteen times in which she has won eight times and amassed $4 million in prize money.