Forum Update - AG's White Socks

posted Oct 17, 2018, 3:18 PM by Karin Attwood   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 3:18 PM ]
Stewards have today spoken with co-trainer Greg Hope regarding A G’s White Socks following its late scratching in the preliminary of the Methven Cup on Sunday the 14th of October. 

Mr Hope reported the horse to have appeared lame in it’s right hind leg when warming up and so was withdrawn. The gelding was further examined later that day and found to be suffering from some swelling to the sacroiliac joint which was found to be the cause of the lameness. 

Mr Hope reported that treatment was initiated and he has been pleased with the horses response and its subsequent track work. He felt the horse was, as of today, very close to full health and with the time available before the Ashburton Flying Stakes on Monday was confident the horse will be fully recovered. 

AG’s White Socks remains stood down pending a Veterinary clearance. 

Nick Ydgren 
Chief Stipendiary Steward Harness Racing