I am so sad to learn about the passing of Manduro’s Son.
The French star was pulled up short after working on the morning of 7 October 2014 at Werribee in Australia. X-rays revealed he had fractured his pastern in three places. He underwent emergency surgery on the pastern and that had been considered successful.
Thursday night, 9 October, Manduro’s Son had complications while undergoing surgery to fix a colic problem.
A common condition following the huge surgery he had the previous day when he had screws and pins inserted in his fractured pastern.
He was nominated to make his Australian debut in the Herbert Power Stakes over 2400 metres at Caulfield on Saturday, 11 October, after he had won his last two starts in France over 2400 metres and 2500 metres, respectively.
The plan would have been to go to the Geelong Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.
The son of Manduro and Persian Belle was born in Ireland on 29 April 2010. He was trained in France by Jean-Marie Béguigné.
Rest In Peace, big boy.
29 April 2010 - 9 October 2014
Photo source: X
Manduro’s Son and Olivier Peslier at Longchamp, 25 May 2014