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Abashiri is back home

Triple Crown hero given the green light

Abashiri (photo: JC Photographics)

Owner Adriaan Van Vuuren and trainer Mike Azzie with Aba

Trainer Michel Azzie has confirmed that Triple Crown champion Abashiri returned to the yard on Monday, 4 July 2016.

Abashiri, who pulled up lame after the running of Saturday’s 2016 Vodacom Durban July, was vanned off immediately after the race for a full veterinary examination.

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A relieved Michael Azzie confirmed to the Sporting Post that Abashiri arrived back at the yard mid-way through Monday morning.

“He was pretty sore after the race and naturally we were very concerned and wanted to take every precaution.  There is still some swelling to the fetlock joint, so he is still bandaged up, but he is walking much more comfortably.  Most importantly, the scans and x-rays have all come back clear, so there do not appear to be any fractures or soft tissue damage.”

“He’ll have a good rest now, we’ll take good care of him and let him heal slowly.”

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4 comments on “Abashiri is back home

  1. Willie says:

    I really hope owners can start too listen to trainers Abashiri had a great run 59 Kg at that age was not the race for him Azza put your foot down and rest that horse he is gold man We that really love the game should know that the horse must always come first it should not even be a debate


  2. William Milkovitch says:

    My motivation when posing a question to the racing futurity about race planning will always be … Is the horse going to be Okay. Before & after the race.

    Irrespective of my opinion as to whether Abashiri’s MR is too high or low, all I want to know is : Will he be okay after his Triple Crown victories and July attempt.

    Globally, for any horse to take on this challenge is a massive ask, physically and mentally.

    Ask John Oxx …even he had concerns about Sea The Stars 3 yo campaign/ask

    2000 Guineas -Epsom Derby- The Eclipse- Juddmonte International-Irish Champion Stakes – The Arc

    and Sea The Stars is considered in top 10 horses of all time

    William Milkovitch

    1. jc lee ching says:

      Look what happened to Nijinski, the greatest race horse out of Great Britain, Guineas, Derby, Irish Derby, King George then they went for the ARC, clearly a bridge too far. No horse has won the English Triple Crown since 1970, FORTY SIX YEARS.

  3. perd van der vyver says:

    there is an old saying to many cooks spoil the broth .when racehorse trainers with 30 years experience are told by owners what to do look at the outcome .legal eagle gets taken out best horse currently in south africa only to let mr jooste win with other entry who was prepped with 3 easy runs and low weight for 4yearold.his first owned horse national emblem ran third in 1995 july it took 21 years and a lot of bucks buying.stop crying mr van vuuren and let azzman get him back on track every owner has bruises and cuts but they heal. horse racing and growing old is not for sissies

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