Glamour filly Tuscan Queen’s racing career could be over due to a major tendon injury.
It’s a major blow for owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams after the talented three-year-old’s dominant autumn campaign in Perth.
A winner of the Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) last November, the daughter of Fastnet Rock returned to take out a feature trifecta, creating a big impression by winning the Natasha Stakes-WA Oaks and WA Derby.
“We believe she suffered the injury in the WA Derby,” Bob Peters told The Races WA.
“We initially tried to treat it with ice and anti-inflammatory medication, but she was not responding to that treatment.
“Because of that we opted for surgery to have a better look and it was then that they discovered the seriousness of the injury.
“It was a longitudinal tear of the deep digital flexor tendon and not a tendon injury that I have experienced before.
“According to the vets it’s one of the worst type of tendon injuries you can get.
“On the positive side, she is young and we are hopeful she can recover.
“But we won’t make that assessment until she fully rehabilitates.”
From 10 career starts Tuscan Queen won six races and ran second once. Her prize-money reached $580,750.