Anthony Van Dyck, pictured here at Churchill Downs ahead of Breeders’ Cup 2018, went to the emergency room following an injury in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday
Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse, the “race to stop the nation”, was devastated by tragedy when one of the pre-race favorites, Anthony Van Dyck, broke down and died. . The winner of the 2019 Derby G1 Investec match was pulled straight to the home field and was diagnosed with a broken ankle.
“It’s a shame that we confirm that Anthony Van Dyck has been humanely killed after experiencing a fractured marriage during the Melbourne Cup run at Flemington,” Racing Victoria̵7;s Chief Executive Officer (RV) – Integrity Services, Jamie Stier, said. “The horse received immediate veterinary attention, however it could not be saved due to the nature of the wound.
“We are very sympathetic to the owner of Anthony Van Dyck, coach Aidan O’Brien and all of his staff, who took care of the horse and are deeply grieved by their loss. “
Stier explained that a death report will now be prepared by the RV Integrity Services team as standard practice.
“The death report takes into account the circumstances of the incident and any potential lessons to help prevent similar injuries in the future,” Stier explained. “The report will include post-autopsy findings, which will now be conducted by the University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic and we expect it will be a few weeks before a complete report is available. consider.”
Anthony Van Dyck’s driver, Hugh Bowman, was not injured in the incident.
Tuesday’s death marks the seventh horse to die after the Melbourne Cup since 2013.
The Melbourne 2020 Cup took place without fans attending due to the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. The race saw a second winner from the barn of young coach Joseph O’Brien, as Twilight Payment took the lead under driver Jye McNeil. O’Brien won his first Cup in 2017 with Rekindling.
Runner-up, Tiger Moth, was trained by Joseph O’Brien’s father, Aidan O’Brien.
The Tiger Moth was ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, who was given one of the biggest fines for the use of the whip in Australian racing history, each The guardian. The race managers fined McEvoy AU $ 50,000 (around US $ 36,000) and suspended him for 13 meetings for whiping 13 times before the 100-meter mark, and 21 overall. Runners are allowed to use the whip no more than five times before the 100 meter point.
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