It’s no stretch to say that Sir Erec was bred poorly, especially given the wealth at Ballydoyle’s disposal. I’m not sitting here and saying that this wouldn’t have happened but for his bloodline, but would a horse more soundly bred have been less brittle at that moment? Again that’s not for me to say nor imagine, but it’s a point worth raising in my humble opinion. It’s why I started the thread way back when. It’s just a crying shame it took this to happen to allow the argument to reappear.
Bozlike – Obviously it was so very sad. On that I think everyone will agree.
To your point about about a potential correlation about inbreeding and injury, I think it would be very interesting indeed to read a report of some kind on this and to look at the stats to see if this could shed any light on the issue. I also think it would interesting to assess the success, on and off the track, of the progeny of such in bred horses to see if they fare less well from a results perspective too. Any volunteers?