Buffering added an international Group I win on Saturday after a great run in the $US1 million Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) at Meydan.
“I’m just so damn proud to be here representing Australia,” Rob Heathcote, Buffering’s trainer said.
“I know how tough this horse is. He’s not necessarily the fastest horse in the world but gee he’s tough and he showed that tonight. It took him 18 goes to win a Group One and now he’s won seven of his last 13 attempts and he’s travelled the other side of the world and taken on arguably the best the world has to offer at the moment on the biggest stage.”
Rob Heathcote always trusts SwellDOWN to protect Buffering’s legs after hard workout and races, and this Dubai prep has been no exception.
“We have been using Kelato SwellDOWN on Buffering since he suffered a fetlock ligament injury in April 2014. There was some doubt that he would ever make a full recovery from the injury but we are amazed at how well his joints have responded since the twice daily application of the clay poultice.” Rob explained,
“His regular stable vet throughout his illustrious career, Dr Phil Burguez is also amazed at how well his joints have responded this past 12 months. Fair to say his fetlock joints are arguably in the best condition his entire career!”
Kelato would like to take this opportunity to formally congratulate all of Buffering’s connections. We just love this horse!