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Alligator Blood’s career in jeopardy

Alligator Blood’s career in jeopardy

Alligator Blood’s (All Too Hard) career is in jeopardy with his trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott revealing that the seven-time Group 1 winner had sustained an injury to his pastern, located between the fetlock and top of the hoof. The seven-year-old won a trial at Rosehill on Thursday morning under Tim Clark, however the stable have said the injury occurred after routine trackwork on Saturday morning.
A less common injury than a fetlock or tendon issue, Alligator Blood could be looking at up to 12 months off, although Waterhouse remains hopeful the gelding could race again. “He will be out for a year and we are still hoping he may come back and race again,” she told News Corp. “Everyone is sad, he is such a special horse. I have probably only ever had one or two horses this good.
Most horses never win a Group 1 and to win that many, it’s just magical,” Waterhouse said. “He will have a lot of rehab in that time then hopefully he will come back to take on the best of the best. He will be monitored throughout very closely. I don’t know if he will race again, but one thing I do know, for racing fans, is that he won’t be seen again until 2025.”