Admire Deus Suffers Serious Injury

By Daithi Harvey

The Darren Weir trained Japanese import Admire Deus (Jpn) (Admire Don {Jpn}) has suffered a serious leg injury in training which has placed both his career and his life in jeopardy. The 6-year-old entire was being put through his paces in advance of Saturday’s G1 BMW Caulfield Cup, for which he was one of the favourites, when he broke down badly on his foreleg. “It was very upsetting for all involved,” Weir told “He ruptured all the ligaments off the back of his joint in the leg, the ones that hold the joint up. It is a very unusual injury, when I got to the vet he said he hadn’t seen one of these in a few years and the next 72 hours are very important for the horse,” he added. Admire Deus had yet to race for Weir but his Japanese form was high class. He landed a Grade 2 double in 2015 and although winless since he has run some solid races in the highest company, most notably on his last run in April when he finished fourth to Kitasan Black (Jpn) (Black Tide {Jpn}) in the G1 Tenno Sho at Kyoto in April.

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