David Vandyke Grateful for Being Alligator Blood’s Former Trainer
SUNSHINE COAST, Queensland – On Sunday, Allan Endresz confirmed in a tweet that David Vandyke had already quit his post being Alligator Blood’s trainer. An earlier report in Nine Media indicated that the racehorse’s owner said that Vandyke had informed him that he intends to cease training racehorses for him.
Alligator Blood’s outspoken owner proclaimed the split, affirming that Vandyke is not coming back. Additionally, Endresz confirmed that, besides Lake Superior and All Too Hard’s son, the other racehorses raced by Ezybonds No. 1 Syndicate would leave Vandyke’s stable. Based on the report posted online by Australian horse betting news and information website, Racenet, Alligator Blood will be heading to a different stable for his upcoming preparation.
When asked about his resignation, Vandyke remarked that he is taking away some fantastic memories from the ride he had relished with Alligator Blood. The racehorse trainer also received queries from the media regarding his latest parting with his sprinter’s owner. Vandyke shared that he never dreamt he would have the marvellous experiences he had had with Endresz and his company the first time he sat down with the latter. He cited that he is, indeed, grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Alligator Blood’s management.
Vandyke relayed that Endresz, who is the head of Ezybonds No. 1 Syndicate in which Alligator Blood is one of the managed gallopers, along with his group, had been favourable owners. He added that Endresz and his firm adored the racehorses under their management. Vandyke relayed that their team had had some treasured and amazing moments when they were still partners.
Alligator Blood’s former trainer explained that he and Endresz’s organisation are heading their different directions now. Thus, he affirmed that the separation was reasonable and amicable. Vandyke remarked that both of their parties are taking unforgettable memories with them and that he feels honoured to have trained Alligator Blood.
Vandyke is now the former racehorse trainer of Alligator Blood whose home track is the Sunshine Coast Race Course. The four-year-old, bay-coloured gelding has taken home more than $1.8 million worth of prize money for his team.
Alligator Blood’s victory in the Group One Australian Guineas with rider Ryan Maloney highlighted his three-year-old season. Then, the Group One winner garnered the notable recognition of being Queensland’s 2020 Horse of the Year this October. Alligator Blood’s management took home the Australian state’s top prize in the 2020 TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards. Additionally, during the season, Alligator Blood bagged a victory in a string of other feature competitions.
On the other hand, in three spring runs, Alligator Blood failed to achieve similar heights. Plus, earlier this month, veterinarians diagnosed him to have “kissing spines.” This medical finding means that Vandyke’s former runner needs to undergo back surgery. Alligator Blood will also most likely have four months on the sidelines. Endresz’s galloper will now head to a stable in either Melbourne or Sydney.
Other racehorses of Ezybonds No. 1 Syndicate will also have new racehorse trainers. Wolf Moon is going to have the same destiny as Alligator Blood. The three-year-old, bay-coloured gelding, who was under Vandyke similar to Alligator Blood, is an impressive debut champion. Wolf Moon is Anabaa’s Legacy and Wandjina’s son, and he is merely a few weeks away from testing again.