An injury to classy sprinter Bon Aurum will see the Group 1 winner miss the entire spring carnival.
The Ciaron Maher trained chestnut stallion will have at least 6 months off after needing to have chips removed from his knee.
Ken King, who bred Bon Aurum, told ciaronmaher.com.au that the sprinter would take no part in the upcoming spring carnival.
“He had chips removed from his knee, which he’s had problems with in the past with. The surgeon doesn’t think there’s anything structurally wrong with the horse – it’s just bad luck.” said Ken King.
“We’ve decided to give him a good six months off; he’ll be aimed at the Sydney autumn and the winter in Queensland. Hopefully he’ll come back and perform well then.”
The 4-year-old took no part in this years Autumn Carnival due to a similar injury.