Racing NSW vet declares Invincible Star lame

POSTED ON  |  02-10-2018

Invincible Star
Racing NSW chief veterinary officer Dr Toby Koenig has detected a 3/5 degree of lameness in Invincible Star following the mare’s disappointing performance in the Group II Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last Saturday. Koenig was acting on the request of Racing NSW stewards, who on Monday interviewed co-trainer Adrian Bott seeking an explanation for the mare’s five-length defeat in her main rehearsal for The Everest in two weeks’ time.

Bott, who trains in partnership with Gai Waterhouse, told stewards that Invincible Star had not been treated by the stable’s veterinarian Dr Leanne Begg. Bott has been asked by stewards to provide a record of Invincible Star’s treatments and to confer with Koenig in regard to future treatment.

If Invincible Star’s place in The Everest wasn’t already in doubt, Koenig’s report has almost certainly ruled the mare out of contention for the $13 million race. Koenig is due to re-inspect Invincible Star later this week.

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