Injured Rostropovich making progress
Rostropovich (Frankel) remains in a veterinary clinic after suffering a pelvis injury in the Melbourne Cup but the Lindsay Park stable yesterday gave a positive report on his condition.The five-year-old, who is trained by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, finished a long last in Tuesday’s race after being eased down by jockey Dwayne Dunn. Racing Victoria said on Tuesday afternoon that vets at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre determined the horse sustained a stress fracture in his pelvis.
Lindsay Park Racing tweeted yesterday:
“Rostropovich continues to make excellent progress under the care of the team at U-Vet
Werribee Equine Centre. He is comfortable,bearing weight on all four limbs and eating
and drinking well. The outlook is very positive.”
Rostropovich was running in the Melbourne Cup for the second time having finished fifth in 2018 when in the care of Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien.