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  • #11845
    darren83
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    Does anyone know when this great horse will return.I was banking on him to slaughter the sprinters this year then he got injured.Any latest news on him.

    #242567
    darren83
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    Any news on this great horse hope someone can let me know

    #242569
    Zarkava
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    Decision to be made on whether he’s trained for l’Abbaye to be made this week.

    #243368
    darren83
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    Decision to be made on whether he’s trained for l’Abbaye to be made this week.

    Will he run in the Abbaye or will he miss it.

    #244035
    darren83
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    In today’s Racing Post it has said Overdose will not run in the Aybbaye sad news it is :cry:

    #244041
    Gerald
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    They probably shouldn’t have run him in that race in Hungary, but you can understand why they did.

    #244299
    Rockytony
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    http://www.racingbase.com/category/Racing-News/Overdose-ruled-out-until-2010-200908150002/

    The ‘Budapest Bullet,’ Overdose, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after connections finally had to admit defeat in their bid to get him fit for the backend of the year.

    Fans of Hungary’s greatest racehorse will have to wait until 2010 after plans to launch another assault on the Prix de l’Abbaye were aborted,

    Owner Zoltan Mikoczy has also admitted that he was less than impressed with the treatment his horse received when in a rehabilitation centre in Nantes: "He returned from France in a worse condition than when he arrived," claimed the owner.

    "We sent him there for a rest and rehabilitation, but they wanted to work him.

    "It was a case of one step forward, three steps back. I think they thought we were simple eastern Europeans, the way they tried to deal with us.

    "Overdose will not be ready to run in the Prix de l’Abbaye but in any case even if he were fully recovered I don’t think we would want to take him to France again after the bad experiences we have had there."

    Overdose ‘won’ last year’s original running of the Prix de l’Abbaye, but the race was declared void due to a non-opening stall and the re-run of the race, in which Overdose did not compete. The race was eventually won by the wayward Marchand D’Or.

    Mikoczy said that Overdose was recovering well in Britain, at the stables of Amanda Perrett in Pulborough, Sussex, where he is likely to stay until the end of October.

    "He will soon be having an orthopaedic shoe fitted to his front leg," said the owner. "The main thing he needs is rest and he is being very well looked after in England.

    "When he is fully recovered, I hope that in 2010 we can follow the same programme that we would have followed this year, including trips to race in England."

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    Gerald
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    I’m getting the feeling that this ain’t going to end happily.

    #245073
    NativeDancer
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    Is any one having trouble posting replies?

    Hope this time it works, was trying to reply to Darren on Overdose.

    Yeah I think we will have to wait a while now, I know there where plans to go to the Breeders Cup Santa Anita but wether or not thats been cancelled I dont know.

    Agree with you aswell Gerald I think they should not of run him on that ground in that race.

    Dont know wether any one seen the race in France last year when Overdose broke the track record but the race was void because a stall didnt open. He would of demolished that field. Shame for all connections concerned.

    I think though when all said and done we will probs see him as good as ever next year fingers crossed. Having said that it would not surprise me if they retired him,depending on how well he recovers. I mean why risk it if hes not 100% He would make a great sire!

    #245074
    Onthesteal
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    Gutting news. The gods of racing have a habit of pissing on dreams. I bet connections wished they’d put him away for a summer campaign over here now… :roll: :evil:

    #245083
    seabird
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    Native Dancer,there are problems with the site at the moment.

    We are told that changes are in the offing.

    When it comes to posting you need patience, it does get there in the end.

    Colin

    #245128
    MDeering
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    I’m getting the feeling that this ain’t going to end happily.

    Reluctantly agree. He’s going to return next year at Royal Ascot or a similar premier fixture in the far West and disappoint the masses by looking disinterested, lethargic and underachieving.

    All pure speculation, of course. I hope he returns and gives us the show we’ve been waiting for, but a good thing doesn’t always last.

    #245154
    Gerald
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    I was thinking more along the lines of developing laminitis, and then . . .

    #245190
    moehat
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    What exactly was the injury that he sustained? Terribly sad; will always be the winner of last years L’Abbaye as far as I’m concerned; was gutted for the horse and connections.

    #245196
    Gerald
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    I was under the impression that there was something wrong with the foot before that Hungarian race. Looks like my memory played a trick on me.

    Overdose a doubt for Haydock after setback
    By Neil Clark4.39PM 5 MAY 2009

    HUNGARIAN wonder horse Overdose may miss the Betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on May 23 due to a foot injury.

    Trainer Sandor Ribarszki said the sprinter, nicknamed the Budapest Bullet, was undergoing treatment for "an inflammation" to the same left fore foot from which he lost a shoe during his latest win in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest last month.

    According to owner Zoltan Mikoczy, Overdose had worked well on Saturday but on Sunday evening he was found in his box standing on only three legs.

    "On inspection he was found to have strong pain in his shin," he said. "We called the vet straight away and his shoe was removed. He was given an injection and medication to reduce the inflammation.

    "The treatment will take one or two days to be effective and we will be in a better position then to make a decision about future running plans. We have sent the entry off to Haydock as today is the deadline for the race."

    Mikoczy said the cause of the problem is still unknown, though the inflamed foot is the same one from which Overdose lost his plate during hislatest spectacular victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest last month.

    #245197
    Gerald
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    No it didn’t.

    Overdose, the ‘Budapest Bullet’, returns Sunday
    By Neil Clark7.58PM 17 APR 2009

    BLINK and you might just miss it. Hungary’s sprint sensation Overdose stays at home on Sunday for his seasonal debut under new rider Christophe Soumillon in a 5fevent at Kincsem Park, where the ‘Budapest Bullet’ will bid to take his unbeaten record to 12.

    The son of Starborough will face seven rivals in the OTP Hungaria Nagydij (Hungariabn Grand Prix) as a prelude to an international campaign set to focus on Britain this summer.

    Although Overdose concedes weight all round, defeat on Sunday in front of his home fans is close to unthinkable for a four-year-old described as an "absolute freak" " by Ireland’s senior handicapper Garry O’Gorman when he was awarded a mark of 120 in last year’s World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings, second only to champion Marchand D’Or among Europe’s sprinters.

    After winning as he liked in Central Europe last term, this blisteringly fast colt – the best horse seen in Hungary for many decades – scored in Germany before running away with the ‘voided’ Prix de l’Abbaye.

    But it was to no avail as the famous French sprint was declared a non-race after one of the stalls failed to open – much to the chagrin of Overdose’s connections.

    Clock and video evidence strongly suggested he might have beaten Marchand D’Or, who took the re-run in Overdose’s absence.

    On Sunday, as he sets off on the road to compensation, Overdose will be partnered for the first time by French-based superstar Soumillon, who arrived in Hungary from Paris on Friday and who has been booked to ride the horse in all his races this summer.


    Trainer Sandor Ribarszki reported Overdose to be in great form, despite a minor setback in his preparation for the race.

    He said: "He missed a couple of days’ work due to some soreness in his off-fore leg after a problem with a shoeing, but everything is fine now."
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    Overdose, who demolished the field by 10 lengths on his last start in a Group 3 race in Italy in November, will start as hot favourite for the 7m forint (£21,000) event – a small fortune in terms of Hungarian racing.

    "He is obviously the favourite," said Ribarszki. "But the other horses are good and the beauty of horse racing is that the favourite doesn’t always win."

    Six of Overdose’s rivals are locally trained, with The Storm from the Czech Republic, the only foreign raider.

    The star attraction must concede 2lb to the seven-year-old Varosbiro – an Irish-bred son of Titus Livius – and between 10lb and 16lb to the rest.

    Ribarszki also confirmed that if all goes to plan Overdose will depart to Britain on May 4 prepare for a four-race programme that will take in the Temple Stakes at Haydock on May 23 the King’s Stand and the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot, and then the July Cup.

    Admission for Sunday’s ten-race programme, which starts at 2pm, is free and the course is expecting a crowd of around 20,000 people.

    #245209
    moehat
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    Well spotted Gerald. Corrective shoeing etc…doesn’t sound good to my pessimistic ears. No foot, no horse……hope I’m wrong, though; was so looking forward to seeing him run over here.

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