Tough Game

It was a truly depressing day today.  Nick Gifford rang late on with three pieces of bad news.

Killaghy Castle had a fatal fall at Sandown.  He was a lovely horse and a great prospect and I was very sad to hear this news.

Theophrastus is injured and is a highly unlikely runner for tomorrow.  It’s been one injury after another with him – he’s a seven year old now and he’s yet to see a racecourse.  It’s been extremely frustrating.

Big Paddy has got colic and he had to be rushed to the vet.  They may have to operate – if they do the operation has a very high mortality rate (around 50%).  We have our fingers crossed.

I’ll be at Fontwell tomorrow to watch Latin America run, but it won’t be the day out I was hoping for.  Racing can be a tough game.