Race 1 – ROYAL CHOCOLATE
ROYAL CHOCOLATE, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time the horse was displaying an irregular heart rhythm. ROYAL CHOCOLATE was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer W Y So this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to have a stiff and restricted action in all four limbs and also to be lame in its left front leg. As previously advised, ROYAL CHOCOLATE will be required to perform satisfactorily in a barrier trial and be subjected to an official veterinary examination before being allowed to race again.
The Veterinary Officer reported that examinations conducted this morning of all other horses inspected during yesterday’s racemeeting were shown to have no significant findings.