X-Rays confirm Barakey knee fracture
12 Mar 2013 | Barakey will be given a lengthy injury enforced spell after x-rays confirmed the Group 1 winning sprinter fractured his knee during last Saturday’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Flemington.
The Jim Taylor-trained sprinter will not be seen at the races for at least six months after x-rays confirmed he sustained a knee fracture when disappointing in the Newmarket Handicap behind Shamexpress (NZ).
The earliest Barakey could return to the races would be in the spring with the rising six-year-old to undergo surgery on the injured knee next Thursday.
Barakey ran a well beaten 11th in the Newmarket Handicap and immediate inspection of the Key Business five-year-old on returning to the mounting enclosure also revealed he lost a plate and part of his hoof.
Latest x-rays conclude what has been a forgettable trip east for Barakey and connections after he was scratched at the barriers when highly fancied in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on February 23.
»Iconic caps off good week for McEvoy
»Moonee Valley replays - the last 400m of each race from Saturday
»Moonee Valley stewards' report
»Keys dreaming high with Rich Enuff
»VRC recognises the British and Irish at York
»September kick off point for talented mare
»The Melbourne Mail
»Big names to step out again at weekly Flemington workouts
»Adelaide (IRE) invited to Melbourne for the Sportingbet Cox Plate
»Saturday and Sunday form
»Great mixture of talent on show at Moonee Valley
»Tres Blue (IRE) withdrawn from spring racing due to injury
»Talented sprinter’s future no clearer after Cranbourne trial
»Stawell meeting transferred to Swan Hill
»Lankan Rupee pleases in trial