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the two year old full sister to Roar of Eagles developed a small tear in a tendon while in training earlier this fall. Miraculous Baby has undergone stem cell therapy and should be returning to training next year.
STP - Thanks for the informative reply. I'm afraid you hit the nail on the head with your final thought. I assume you mean the reason owner's don't want it public knowledge is because they are betting with both fists.
As this type of procedure becomes more widespread, I hope the governing bodies make sure to disclose it right next to the Lasix and equipment changes. Otherwise, the touts are going to be dancing in the streets.
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Actually, I was thinking more along the lines that owners might not want to publicize any problems their horse might have had, as it might affect the horse's subsequent value at stud or as a broodmare.
Wasn't thinking about them wanting to get an inside bet down.
I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five.
My horse was so late getting home, he tiptoed into the stable.
~ Henny Youngman
There is a really cool old horse running around here that my friends got for 10$. His name is Shadow of Illinois and he bowed a tendon, they did stem cell treatment on him but it didnt stick first time around as the cells adhered to the tendon sheath instead of the tendon itself and the horse needed more time. The owners didnt want to invest anymore money in him so they sold him to my friend( the trainer) for 10$ and he gave him the extra 6 or 7 months and when he came back in the tendon was set.
So far he has won 5 of his last 8 starts , because he is Cal Bred none of the purses were less than 50k.
I dont see any problem with trying diffirent kinds of treatments to bring horses back , if the horse comes back sound and can hold up to getting fit what is wrong with racing them. We all get worn out and "brokedown " as we age esp. if we are people that involve ourselves in high impact sports . Ive got a knee that would prolly love some stem cells to regenerate the cartilage .
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