Maggie Moo Moo's Career Comes To A Close
QUEENSLAND staying star Maggie Moo Moo's racing career is finished after she fractured a hock at Sydney's Wentworth Park on Wednesday night.
30 September 2021
QUEENSLAND staying star Maggie Moo Moo’s racing career is finished after she fractured a hock at Wentworth Park on Wednesday night.
Breeder, owner and trainer Darren Johnstone said on Thursday that x-rays would determine the extent of the injury but the bitch did not complete the course in the 720m race won by Miss Ezmae.
“She did not break the hock and the x-rays today will give us a better idea of the injury,” Johnstone said.
“I’m so glad she will be right for her future as a broodbitch.”
Maggie Moo Moo (Fernando Bale-Stay Warm) raced 65 times for 19 wins and 31 placings for stakes of $176,000.
“This is the biggest night of my training career, to be at Albion Park on track with my wife Sue and see our little girl win her first Group race is pretty emotional.” 🦸♀️🏆🐾 Darren Johnstone overwhelmed after Maggie Moo Moo’s G3 Super Stayers crown. 👑 👏 #QLDisRacing 🐕 pic.twitter.com/z4lWgq7Eds
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She won the Group 3 Super Stayers at Albion Park, was second in the Group 1 Queensland Cup and a finalist in the Group 1 Sandown Cup and Association Cup.
“It was a pity because of Covid I could not go with her to Sydney and Melbourne for those Group 1 races she contested,” Johnstone said.
He had sent her to Michael Hodges to campaign through the Sydney Cup series and had already confirmed with leading Victorian trainer Robbie Britton to take her for the upcoming rich staying races in Melbourne.
“She’s been a fabulous bitch for us, exceeding all my expectations,” he added.
“We will get her over this and then look forward to a breeding career with her.”