Racing can be cruel. This week we lost our talented import galloper Kitten On The Run who broke his leg at track work. This horse was set for a very good spring campaign based on his work and his first up run. I still cannot believe it.

Then just to top it off, our Chilean staying mare Sabor A Triunfo has gone lame and will miss the spring carnival. Peter Snowden had planned to run in the Newcastle Cup next and then on to bigger and better races.

And to make three – Blazon Tales has also gone to the paddock after being diagnosed with a stress fracture to his upper leg or shoulder