Gravel at the Marsa Race Track will be replaced over the coming days following a recent accident that left a horse severely wounded.
The horse in question, Foxy Brown, had done three laps before it was to return to the paddock when it tumbled and fell, injuring its knee in the process.
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“The vet said it’s too early to tell whether she’ll be able to race or not,” Elton Debono, the horse’s owner, said on Facebook.
Debono blamed the gravel currently laid out at the Marsa Race Track, describing it as unfit for horse racing. Lovin Malta is also informed from a reliable source that an inspection was made and the gravel found to be below standards.
Speaking to Lovin Malta, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports Clifton Grima confirmed that new gravel will be brought in over the coming days.
“The gravel is changed once or twice a year. We’re told that new gravel will be brought over the coming days,” he said.
“Rest assured there are no races happening at the moment.”
For Foxy Brown, her racing future remains uncertain, with the family heartbroken seeing one of their best steeds injured and potentially out of action.
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