Michael Moroney: Give European Horses Time to Adjust before Tilts
MELBOURNE, Victoria – Michael Moroney has offered his suggestions on how to prevent the European racehorses from perishing after taking part in competitions such as the recently concluded Melbourne Cup. The prize-winning racehorse trainer recommended racehorses to get vetted closer to the first Tuesday of November, which is the schedule of the 3,200-metre handicap competition. Moroney cited that this measure is beneficial. Also, he relayed that he does not favour the practice of having the racehorses evaluated one week out from the significant contest.
The Melbourne Cup-winning racehorse trainer suggested the possibility of a vet passing the racehorses competing in the Victoria-held tilt on the race’s morning as well. He cited that this practice is better performed before permitting the contending horses to line up.
Moroney expressed his concern over the racehorses that passed away lately. He pointed out that several factors must get placed under the microscope. They are the brief period that the racehorses get between arriving on Australia’s shores from Europe and running in the Australian racehorse cups. Additionally, Moroney cited that stringent European training regimes need to get evaluated.
The 2000 Melbourne Cup-winning trainer of the Thoroughbred gelding, Brew, referred to scientific explanations. He cited that all the horses coming from England that kept running for one year grow new bone when they stop competing. Moroney remarked that most of the racehorses these days are at rest because of the COVID-19-related quarantine measures. At this point, they begin growing new bones, he said.
With this situation, Moroney cited that racehorses coming from Europe that will compete in the Australian horse racing tilts should obtain some time to adjust to local conditions. He cited that this measure is the remedy against the custom of letting the racehorses compete sooner after being at rest for quite some time and without letting them adapt to their new environments.
Moroney’s insights come one week after the Melbourne Cup ended on November 3 at the Flemington Racecourse. Bay-coloured stallion Anthony Van Dyck is the latest fatality that lost his life on Melbourne Cup Day. Aidan O’Brien’s charge was a five-year-old stallion bred in County Tipperary, Ireland. Anthony Van Dyck, who was the son of Believe’n’succeed and Galileo, reportedly had trouble in the local Melbourne sporting event, leading Racing Victoria to investigate on the possible causes in both hemispheres.
According to Racenet, Australia’s horse racing news and information portal, Racing Victoria is conducting a comprehensive probe and will interview O’Brien. Besides Anthony Van Dyck, the Irish training maestro also witnessed his other wards lose their lives. They include Wichita who passed away this spring and Thecliffsofmoher who perished in the Melbourne Cup held two years ago.
The Melbourne Cup is a Thoroughbred horse race. It is one of the most famous yearly sporting events in Australia. Additionally, the Melbourne Cup involves racehorses aged three years old and above. The Victoria Racing Club conducts this important horse race in Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse. The Melbourne Cup is a component of the Spring Racing Carnival. This year, Joseph O’Brien and his charge, Twilight Payment, bagged the top honour, as per Australian horse racing news portal, Punters. The winners took home the Melbourne Cup prize money amounting to $4.4 million.