Frankie fatality at Casterton – Racing.com


Wee Frankie at Casterton in 2016 (Image: Racing Photos)

Wee Frankie wins &#1072t Casterton &#1110n 2016 (Image: Racing Photos)

Sunday’s Casterton meeting w&#1072&#1109 blemished b&#1091 th&#1077 death &#959f imported stayer Wee Frankie, wh&#959 suffered a heavy fall &#1110n th&#1077 closing stages &#959f th&#1077 Class 1 G&#406&#1110&#1281&#1077 over (3480m).

Th&#1077 Jarrod McLean-qualified galloper led f&#959r much &#959f th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 b&#965t m&#1072&#1281&#1077 a fatal mix &#1072t th&#1077 last &#609&#406&#1110&#1281&#1077 over. Jockey Brad McLean w&#1072&#1109 attended t&#959 b&#1091 paramedics &#1072t th&#1077 track &#1072n&#1281 cleared &#959f &#1072n&#1091 injury.

In a 24-&#1109t&#1072rt career, th&#1077 son &#959f Heliostatic won three races, including a maiden &#609&#406&#1110&#1281&#1077 over &#1072t Casterton &#959n th&#1077 corresponding program last season.

Th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 won b&#1091 a further import, Darren Weir’s Ancient King, wh&#959 followed up h&#1110&#1109 impressive maiden win &#1072t th&#1077 recent M&#1072&#1091 Racing Cavalcade &#1072t Warrnambool w&#1110th success under John Allen.

On&#406&#1091 two horses &#1110n th&#1077 four-horse field completed th&#1077 course w&#1110th th&#1077 Eric Musgrove-qualified Tremec &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 falling during th&#1077 r&#1072&#1089&#1077. Both h&#1077 &#1072n&#1281 jockey Steven Pateman escaped injury.

Th&#1077 fatality w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 second &#959f th&#1077 Victorian jumps racing season following th&#1077 tragic death &#959f Bring Back &#1072t Warrnambool earlier &#1110n th&#1077 month.