The day before I went to Perth we received some very upsetting news. It came as quite a shock. We received news that our racehorse (jumps) Menkaure had to be put down in Adelaide where he was being trained. The most upsetting thing is that he had an infection in his tendon which could have been treated if it had have been treated earlier.
I don't want to go into the blame game here but knowing that it was preventable is the most upsetting thing. Not only was he a very good horse with great jumping ability which we still hadn't seen the full potential of but we have had him since he was a yearling, he would have been 8 in August. I put it to the back of my mind in Perth but now it's time to say goodbye. I still get a bit teary when I think of it and I have been trying not to think about it but now it's time.