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  • #3301
    BeeforSalmon
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    Does anone know the news on Mighty man today, looked in a great deal of pain. Had to go before the updates, can someone please but my mind at rest?

    #81615
    heffo
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    There is an article on the Racing Post website about it. "he has a rupture or has done alot of damage to a superficial flexor tendon. It’s an injury that is not life threatening but one that will take a very long time to heal" Henry Daly.

    #81616
    Burroughhill
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    Personaly I don’t mind if he never races again, it’s sad, but I’d just be happy for him to recover and have a happy retirement.

    #81617
    Friggo
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    It’s sad; just as many, myself included, were only starting to see him as top class.

    I take it next year’s WH is out of the question?

    #81618
    racinggirluk
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    From my experience of this injury, he is looking at never seeing a racecourse again……..most horses never fully recover from this kind of injury…..and if they do, it will be at least 18 months to 2 years…..and there is a higher risk that the leg would go again…

    #81619
    racinggirluk
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    From SPorting Life… Same story is on the Racing Post site:<br>Connections of leading staying hurdler Mighty Man have revealed that the seven-year-old has almost certainly run his last race.

    Trained by Henry Daly, Mighty Man ruptured a superficial flexor tendon when leading in the Champion Stayers’ Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival.

    He was attempting to follow up a stunning performance at Liverpool where he slammed Black Jack Ketchum and reigning Ladbrokes World Hurdle champion Inglis Drever.

    It was the third season running he had scored at the Grand National meeting.

    "People have been so kind, and we want to thank everyone who has asked about Mighty Man’s wellbeing," said Nicky Hanbury, wife of owner Joss Hanbury.

    "He is having stem cell surgery, but the likelihood of him making a recovery that is sufficient for him to reappear on the racecourse is highly unlikely," she told the Racing Post.

    "He is back here with Joss and myself and he’s being given the four-star treatment he deserves. If nothing else, he is sure to get a happy retirement in Leicestershire<br>

    Its nice to see owners with sense for a change…..

    #81620
    Burroughhill
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    Sad to have seen the last of him, but at least he’ll have a happy retirement.

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