RACE 8: Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes 2000m:
Head Of State – Near the 1200m became awkward on the heels of Raging Bull when that
runner shifted in to take cover behind Alegron. A post-race veterinary examination revealed
the colt, which raced in a disappointing manner, to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. As this
was the second occasion in the preceding 12 months that the colt had displayed cardiac
arrhythmia, trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results
of an ECG, ultrasound and troponin test, will be required before Head Of State barrier trials
to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
Look at this.....beaten 36 lengths......requires little comment.
How sad this is for this for this young colt.....2nd heart arrhythmia in 8 starts....how painful this must be.
Such a poor reflection on all involved and Sydney racing Stewards not at all that perturbed.........3rd week in a row in Group 1 race.