Snow Fairy, the second withdrawal from the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup
Snow Fairy, the winner of the last year’s Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup was making an attempt to set a record by also winning the Hong Kong Vase as she did be the very first horse to achieve that. However, the circumstances did not turn out as were expected
and planned because of a rather serious injury that she endured while working at the Sha Tin track. The Hong Kong Vase is scheduled for 11th December and her stable mate, Red Cadeaux will be representing the trainer, Ed Dunlop.
The five-year-old bay chestnut has raced nine times during this season out of which he was only able to claim victories twice. He is also the runner up for the Melbourne Cup and was able to bring home £600,000 with a defeat that just could not have been
Even though the connections are not really sure about the nature of the injury that Snow Fairy has come across but it has made it very clear that she will have to put a premature end to racing for at least this season. Snow Fairy will be sent back home as
soon as she is declared fit for travelling.
"It is with great disappointment that we report Snow Fairy suffered an injury this morning at Sha Tin racecourse whilst doing a routine canter”, Dunlop told his website.
"Although this is a major disappointment for us we are enormously proud of what she achieved in Japan earlier this month and we will advise everyone of her progress, as soon as she has returned home”.
The injury has even brought around doubts and questions regarding the impact it might have on Snow Fairy’s career that she might just not be able to continue racing at all. However, the connections of the five-time Group One winner have reassured time and
again that her situation would be monitored once she starts recovering at home and then only can some decision of this nature be considered.
Trainer Ed Dunlop has already mentioned earlier that he plans to train Snow Fairy till she is five but now that might need to be reconsidered. She is not the only horse that has been withdrawn from the race as Excelebration was also pulled out from the race
because of the infection that he was suffering through.