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The dual St Leger winner Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who fractured his neck after banging his head in the stalls at the start of the Dubai Gold Cup in March, is reported to be making encouraging progress at the Dubai Equine Clinic.

The five-year-old, who was trained by Roger Varian for Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa’s KHK Racing, sustained a complete, ventrally displaced fracture of the second cervical vertebrae in his neck and underwent stabilising surgery by Dr Barrie Grant of California and UK-based Dr Jonathan Anderson three days later. 

“Eldar Eldarov continues to make very good progress as he recovers from the surgery he underwent following the accident in the stalls at the start of the Dubai Gold Cup,” said KHK Racing’s manager Chris Wall.

“He has received excellent care from the staff at the veterinary hospital in Dubai and is now being exercised in hand every day. Thanks must be given to the surgical team, the staff at the hospital and to His Highness Shaikh Khalid for insisting everything should be done to ensure the horse has a future. Thought can now be given to finding Eldar a place at stud as befits a horse with his form and pedigree.”

Bred by Kirsten Rausing, Eldar Eldarov is out of a half-sister to the dam of Arc heroine Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}). He won the G1 St Leger and G2 Queen’s Vase in 2022 and followed up with victory in the G1 Irish St Leger a year later.


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