Racing Victoria will conduct an inquiry into the death of International horse Involved who died whilst at the Werribee International Horse Centre.
The Australian Bloodstock owned import Involved who was to be trained by Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace broke two sesamoid bones during a gallop at the Werribee track on Friday and was later euthanised.
Racing Victoria’s statement read:
‘’Racing Victoria can confirm that the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained import Involved sustained an injury in trackwork at the TAB International Horse Centre last Friday (October 16).
‘’The horse was transported to the University of Melbourne Equine Centre in Werribee for assessment where it was determined that the horse had fractured two sesamoid bones in its left fore limb.
‘’Having considered the diagnosis and the prospects of a satisfactory recovery, the connections determined on veterinary advice that the appropriate course of action was for the horse to be humanely euthanised.
‘’As is standard practice, RV Veterinary Services are conducting a fatality review that will include a post mortem and a review of the horse’s medical history and training regime.
‘’The preliminary veterinary advice is that the Werribee track, which was rated a Soft 6 on the day, was unlikely to have played any role in the horse’s injury.’’