Copied this from HHO - wonder if there is any truth in it?
Hind suspensory rumour:
was that Totilas has had numerous treatments by many many vets over the summer months. Thats why there was a no show at Hickstead. Also he was going to be pulled out of WEG and operated on. However, they decided on other treatments to get him to WEG as he won't last til the Olympics..........apparently.
Makes sense if he doesn't compete again! Would also explain the 10million price tag which seems low to me for a horse with his reputation?
From the other reports i have read it *sounds* as if he will be retired to stud and with the suspensory rumours it all seems to fit.
Shame Gal has lost the ride as he genuinely seemed to adore the horse but if he was going to lose the ride due to injury anyway i suppose it didnt matter whether he was sold or not...
<3 Gypsy gold doesn't chink or glitter, it shines in the sun and neighs in the dark <3
how do you vaule a horse that has broken world records and has sorced the highest precentage ever?
What i am saying is that 10 million seems low for him especially when you consider he made nearly 2 million Euro in stud fees alone last year. If he is retired to stud the earning potential is massive. Certainly feel for Edward Gal in losing the ride but wonder if the injury rumour is true as owners have always gone on record saying they would not sell and have apparently turned down much higher offers previously.