Melbourne Cup runner Tralee Rose has been rushed to hospital after being galloped on during the race.
The Symon Wilde horse finished in ninth place in the $ 8 million race won by Verry Elleegant.
The five-year-old mare, trained by Wilde, finished ninth. She was ridden by jockey Dean Holland.
According to The Age, Tralee Rose was sent to a Werribee Veterinary Hospital for scans after a laceration appeared on one of her legs.
Tralee Rose will undergo a safety investigation to determine if there is any structural damage.
Veterinarians must also determine if there is a potential infection.
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It is understood that there is an outside chance that surgery may be required.
Back in March, Tralee Rose underwent minor knee surgery after finishing fourth in the Adelaide Cup.
“We’re really happy for her, she’s come back bigger and stronger, and I always thought she would keep improving,” Wilde said in August.
Meanwhile, Racing.com reports that Persan, who finished in 20th place, was considered to have some mild heat stress.
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