COX Plate casualty Kings Will Dream is fighting for his life at the Ballarat Equine Clinic.
His managing owner Brad Spicer tweeted that Kings Will Dream fractured his pelvis and ruptured a blood vessel in the incident which he suffered in the early stages of the Cox Plate.
“The next 24 to 72 hours is critical as he will be monitored closely,” Spicer said.
Kings Will Dream update –
He sustained a pelvic fracture & ruptured a blood vessel which thankfully looks to have clotted over night. The next 24- 72 hours is critical as he will be monitored closely, the vets are still concerned the blood clot can be disturbed. Praying for KWD?
Spicer said the good news was that the ruptured blood vessel had clotted overnight but the veterinary surgeons are still concerned that it can be disturbed.
Kings Will Dream was pulled out of the Cox Plate by his jockey John Allen after 500m as he said he felt uncomfortable.
Allen told stewards that the gelding struck himself upon leaving the barriers.
Kings Will Dream is in a critical conditionSource:Getty Images
Originally published as Kings Will Dream fights for life after Cox Plate
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