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Stewards' Report - Gold Trip

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have received a report from RV Veterinary Services that imported galloper Gold Trip is displaying signs of lameness.

As a result, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable will continue to undertake light exercise only with the horse at the TAB Werribee International Horse Centre (WIHC).

Gold Trip, and fellow international State Of Rest, both underwent post arrival examinations by a panel of three RV veterinarians on Sunday morning after flying into Melbourne from the UK late on Saturday night. Gold Trip displayed signs of lameness on this inspection and it was determined that further examination would be required. 

After light exercise under saddle yesterday, the private veterinarian for the Maher-Eustace stable undertook a lameness examination of Gold Trip and reported to RV that the horse was continuing to show signs of lameness.

After further light exercise under saddle today, a panel of three veterinarians, comprising two RV veterinarians and an independent veterinarian, examined Gold Trip once again and found the horse to be lame in its right hind leg and right foreleg.

RV Veterinary Services will continue to work with the Maher-Eustace stable and their private veterinarian to monitor the horse’s condition in the week ahead and will report to the Stewards accordingly.

RV notes that Gold Trip underwent the mandated diagnostic imaging prior to travelling to Australia however national quarantine protocols mean the horse is unable to depart WIHC to undergo advanced diagnostic imaging for comparative purposes until it completes its two weeks post arrival quarantine on 9 October 2021. 

Gold Trip holds entries for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and Lexus Melbourne Cup.