Injury worse than originally thought

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    HECTORJAJAY - Photo JODIE HALLOWS

    REALITY is really sinking-in for the Hectorjayjay team.

    Sadly, initial speculation the ligament damage was serious was confirmed yesterday.

    If the son of Dream Away makes it back to the races, it will take a long time.

    “I spoke the vet today. The nearside leg is OK, but the offside suspensory ligament will take a long time to come good,” part-owner Mick Harvey said.

    “Treatment starts today. We will leave no stone unturned and give him every chance to make it back.”

    News of Hectorjayjay’s injury broke last Thursday as he started to get serious again in training towards the Victoria Cup.

    The timing is never good, but this really stung given it came just weeks after his career-best win against a hot field in the Group One Blacks A Fake at Albion Park .

    Last season Hectorjayjay raced 17 times for 12 wins, two seconds and $635,823 in earnings.

    Overall, Hectorjayjay’s record sits at 79 starts for 42 wins, 21 placings and $1,143,907.

    • ADAM HAMILTON

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