This horse had had a limited career due to two major tendon injuries each of which required at least a year off. He had collapsed heels on both front feet but the near side which had the tendon injuries was the lowest of the two. Consequently, as a 7yo he had only had 18 starts. After having his heels rebuilt to reestablish a straight hoof pastern axis he went on to have another 22 starts, winning a Saturday metropolitan race as well as winning one of the feature races at the North Qld racing carnival.
This filly suffered an injury to her hoof as a weanling resulting in a portion of her hoof missing. As a consequence her hoof would crack and bleed. Initially I laced the crack up with surgical wire while it grew out. As the missing portion of her hoof will never regenerate, she requires therapeutic shoeing for the rest of her career. She has gone on to win two races thus far from only five starts.