Lidari has been scratched from the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, which will take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse today October 5, 2013.
The four-year-old kicked a fence and was given stitches for a cut to his leg that he sustained in the accident.
Lidari was due to be ridden by jockey Peter Robl, who had been excited about the galloper’s chances in today’s 2013 Epsom Handicap.
“He should be a good ride in the race,” Robl said earlier in the week.
Lidari has won six of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $277,000 in prize money during his career.
The Peter Moody-trained entire is nominated for the 2013 Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup this spring racing carnival and will be looking to recover quickly in time for the big carnival features.
Epsom Handicap Day has seen a total of 11 scratchings throughout the program, including Single Style.
Another of Robl’s rides, Single Style was due to return for her first spring start in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes today.
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2013 Epsom Handicap Day – Royal Randwick Race Scratchings
Race 1 – 12:10PM KEENELAND GIMCRACK STAKES (1000 METRES)
#15e Kokomo, #16e Euchre Star and #17e Undoubted Pleasure
Race 2 – 12:45PM NSW THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS’ PLATE (1000 METRES)
#4 Double Happy, #9 Press Secretary and #13 Tommy
Race 3 – 1:25PM APN OUTDOOR CRAVEN PLATE (2000 METRES)
#4 Transporter and #8 Kingdoms
Race 4 – 2:05PM COOLMORE FLIGHT STAKES (1600 METRES)
Race 5 – 2:45PM SYDNEY CITY TOYOTA ROMAN CONSUL STAKES (1200 METRES)
Race 6 – 3:25PM TAB DULCIFY QUALITY (1600 METRES)
Race 7 – 4:05PM THE STAR EPSOM (1600 METRES)
Race 8 – 4:45PM PREMIERE STAKES (1200 METRES)
#16 Single Style
Race 9 – 5:25PM MCGRATH ESTATE AGENTS METROPOLITAN (2400 METRES)
#9 Peal Of Bells