Belle Tournure

Belle Tournure

Sad news this week when we learned Belle Tournure will need to be retired from racing. Her knees have required close management this prep to stay sound but she has now chipped one of her knees and will go for an operation next week to have the chip removed.

We had her x-rayed following her brilliant 2nd place performance in the Moruya Cup and she was fine so we sent her to the paddock. Unfortunately, she managed to chip the joint running around in the paddock, which was confirmed with another x-ray this week.

She has been an incredible success story for our stable and we are relieved she did not injure herself during a race. She will be totally fine being a broodmare and the operation next week will mean her knees will be comfortable for her next stage of life.

Belle was purchased for $20,000 18 months ago and since then she has won 4 races (including the Christmas Cup at Moruya), placed 2nd 3 times, 3rd twice and has amassed just under $72,000 in only 14 starts.

Enjoy retirement Belle!

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Belle Tournure
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Belle Tournure (centre)

Belle Tounure is back at the stables after a week in the paddock. Above is a photo of her leading the way out of the river on Wednesday morning. She is aiming to start at Sapphire Coast on the 3rd of February.

Belle Tournure

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Belle Tournure has gone to the paddock for a week after her unbelievable performance in the Moruya Cup on Monday. We couldn’t be prouder of Belle’s effort in the Cup and we are now going to map a path to the Country Championships heat.

The beautiful photo below from Bradley Photographers¬†shows Belle’s gutsy attempt to fend off the eventual winner on her outside.

 

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Belle Tournure

Belle Tournure is ready for her big day in the Moruya Cup on Monday. She has come through her win the Christmas Cup brilliantly and she always gives it her best so we are looking forward to an exciting race.