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Strapper Alice Barnett with her & # 39; pride and joy & # 39; Rostropovich: the injured Melbourne Cup horse puts weight on all its limbs, eats and drinks well after a & # 39; nervous & # 39; few days

Anti-horse racing fans on photos & # 39; s NOT wanting you to see it: Moving moment Straropovits strapper caresses her & # 39; hero face & # 39; when he recovers from a career-threatening injury he sustained in the Melbourne Cup

  • Rostropovich from Melbourne Cup 2019 is improving, says trainer
  • He suffered a suspected cracked pelvis in the & # 39; race that stops the nation & # 39;
  • & # 39; Rosty & # 39; turned out to be lame after the race, but now weighs heavily on his legs
  • Trainer: & # 39; Hopefully he recovers completely, just like Kings Will Dream & # 39;
  • Kings Will Dream returned to elite racing circuit after weeks tied to a stall
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The Melbourne Cup horse that has had a torn pelvis during this week's race is on the better hand and carries weight on all four legs.

Racing fans and animal rights activists were shocked when the five-year-old gelding Rostropovich collapsed in Tuesday's 3200m race – with those who believe the sport must be banned quickly to jump on the injury as another reason to ban the Melbourne Cup.

Veterinarians said he was crippled and there were fears that he would be put down – just as six racetracks have been off the cup for the past six years.

But after three days at the horse hospital, champion trainer David Hayes has revealed that there is hope for Rostropovich.

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In the meantime, a moving image has emerged of the racehorse being cared for by his proud strapper.

Strapper Alice Barnett with her & # 39; pride and joy & # 39; Rostropovich: the injured Melbourne Cup horse puts weight on all its limbs, eats and drinks well after a & # 39; nervous & # 39; few days

Strapper Alice Barnett with her & # 39; pride and joy & # 39; Rostropovich: the injured Melbourne Cup horse puts weight on all its limbs, eats and drinks well after a & # 39; nervous & # 39; few days

Rostropovich is doing well & # 39; good & # 39; – weighs all four of his legs, eats nicely with his head down and was & # 39; very comfortable & # 39 ;, said Mr. Hayes.

& # 39; Hopefully he recovers completely, just like Kings Will Dream did after a similar injury, & # 39; he said.

The horse belt Alice Barnett – pictured above – told racing.com that her & # 39; pride and joy & # 39; had a long way to go before it was fully recovered.

But he was happy to see her when she was visiting – mainly thanks to a tasty treat.

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& # 39; He called me and came straight to the door, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I came with a kilo of carrots and he loved them. & # 39;

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Mrs. Barnett said the horse is trying so hard and I am just so happy with the progress he is making.

& # 39; I owe everything to the horse, he is trying so hard and I just love him so much that I have to see him and I am just so happy with the progress he is making. & # 39;

The Rostropovich team looks forward to the incredible resurrection of the career of Kings Will Dream.

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Kings broke his pelvis while competing against champion mare Winx on the Cox Plate 2018.

After three weeks tied to a stall – because he was not allowed to lie down – and months of rehab, Kings is back in competition and wins on an elite level.

Time will tell whether Rostropovich will also be able to return to the job.

Rostropovich veterinarian Dave McKellar said the training team & # 39; super careful & # 39; and & # 39; Rosty & # 39; want to give time to recover, with a complete rest and rehabilitation plan.

He is expected to return to his stable in the green fields of Euroa in the coming week.

The five-year-old gelding was placed last on Tuesday's Cup after he had injured his pelvis and was immediately taken to the U-Vet Werribee Equine Center
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The five-year-old gelding was placed last on Tuesday's Cup after he had injured his pelvis and was immediately taken to the U-Vet Werribee Equine Center

The five-year-old gelding was placed last on Tuesday's Cup after he had injured his pelvis and was immediately taken to the U-Vet Werribee Equine Center

Rostropovich is seen on his way to the start of the race where he would injure himself on Tuesday

Rostropovich is seen on his way to the start of the race where he would injure himself on Tuesday

Rostropovich is seen on his way to the start of the race where he would injure himself on Tuesday

The terrible injury of Rostropovich became involved in politics this week, with anti-racing groups and politicians using it as evidence of the & # 39; cruel & # 39; character of the Cup.

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This year's Cup saw an increase in anti-race campaigns, with & # 39; # NupToTheCup & # 39; trending on social media and protest in Flemington.

The ground of anti-Cup sentiment comes after Cliffsofmoher was euthanized last year for the crowd in Flemington after breaking his shoulder.

Headliners admire Ratki, Red Cadeuax and Verema all died in recent Cups.

The NSW Animal Justice party on Tuesday tweeted that the Rostropovich injury was another example of the & # 39; gruesome injuries & # 39; those horses suffer from the & # 39; cruel & # 39; cup.

& # 39; Hoping that he can be saved, & # 39; said the party.

A dash of red! Animal rights activists presented themselves as Flemington fashionistas in a Melbourne Cup day protest on Tuesday

A dash of red! Animal rights activists presented themselves as Flemington fashionistas in a Melbourne Cup day protest on Tuesday

A dash of red! Animal rights activists presented themselves as Flemington fashionistas in a Melbourne Cup day protest on Tuesday

The Coalition for the Protection of Race Horses set the provocative question & will Rostropovich be the next? & # 39; to Facebook.

& # 39; We really hope that the Irish horse Rostropovich will not be the next fatal outcome of the Melbourne Cup, but there are reports that he is bad & # 39; broken & # 39;. & # 39;

The coalition pointed out that the injury often ends in racehorses that are euthanized.

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This year's race was won by a nose by the native gelding Vow and Declare.

This year's Cup had a record number of 81,408 in Flemington.

RACEHORSE TRAGEDIES: THE GRIM MODERN HISTORY OF THE MELBOURNE CUP

A healthy Rostropovich (left) during a trackwork session at the Flemington racecourse a week ago

A healthy Rostropovich (left) during a trackwork session at the Flemington racecourse a week ago

A healthy Rostropovich (left) during a trackwork session at the Flemington racecourse a week ago

Animal rights activists have repeatedly pointed out that since 2013, six horses have died at the Melbourne Cup.

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2013: French mare Verema is put down after she has broken a bone in her leg and has not completed the race

2014: Admire Ratki collapses and dies in his stall after the race.

Meanwhile, Araldo breaks his leg and is euthanized

2015: Red Cadeaux suffers from a fracture

The horse was euthanized fourteen days later

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2017: Regal Monarch is euthanized after breaking down in race four of the Cup

2018: Cliffsofmoher is euthanized for the bustle at Flemington after breaking his shoulder

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