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.”