Spring Over for Injured Rubisaki

Mon 5th October 2020

Rubisaki will play no further part this spring after succumbing to a slight tear in her suspensory following her run in the Group 2 Rose of Kingston Stakes last Saturday at Flemington.

The mare pulled up lame following her run and will return to the paddock for 10 weeks to recover from the injury.

The news is disappointing to trainer Patrick Payne and connections, including Joe O’Neill from Prime Thoroughbreds, who were looking forward to a big spring after Rubisaki’s dominant three-year-old autumn campaign.

“Patrick had his vet do a scan (Monday) morning and she has a slight tear of her suspensory. She will require a 10 week spell and she will go to the paddock immediately and then be brought back to be prepared for an autumn preparation in Sydney,” O’Neill said.

“These things happen with horses and it’s not life threatening or career ending. So in that regard, we are disappointed, but pleased the injury she has sustained is only a slight one.”

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