Day At The Track

Former rising star ready to comeback

07:53 PM 01 Apr 2015 NZDT
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Waldenburg

Waldenburg looked to have a big harness racing career after his two-year-old season. 

One of the top performers of his crop, son of Bettors Delight won a semi-final of the Breeders’ Crown before finishing second behind Three Over Three in the Final.

As a three-year-old Waldenburg won the Simpson Memorial and was placed in the Victoria Derby, beating home Restrepo. 

He qualified for another two Group One races that season, but after suffering a leg issue, was sent for a well-earned break. 

As a four-year-old Waldenburg was back on the sidelines due to another a leg injury according to his trainer Blake Fitzpatrick. 

“Waldenburg suffered an injury to his leg in a paddock accident after only a couple of runs back as a four-year-old, which was really disappointing,” Fitzpatrick said.

“I’ve had him back in work for about five months this time and he is holding up really well. The leg is no longer an issue…he has had two trials back and I think he is ready to go back to the races.”

Waldenburg trialled yesterday when he charged up on the back of dual Inter Dominion winner Beautide to hit the line full of running.

“I was really happy with his trial this week,” Fitzpatrick said. “There was improvement from the first trial, so now I will look to put him into a race for M0 horses on Saturday week.”

“He is only lightly-assessed at this stage and I think he will do a good job because I thought that there were some nice horses in his age group and he competed with them very strongly as a two-and three year-old.”    

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