The abscess cleared up but our Rap-girl just wasn't going the way we would have liked. Something was still wrong. An X-ray revealed a hairline fracture in her knee. Just.... wow.
There's only one cure for that: rest.
She's been taken home to the farm. Something like this does heal itself but that's the thing. It heals ITSELF. On its own time, which is usually 6-8 weeks.
We're glad that she was signalling that she wasn't right but admittedly this is a blow.
She's young and we have seen that she is more than capable of being a pretty decent racehorse with a future (good enough that we had made a couple of stake payments). As much as we would love to see her at the track and on the track we have to be fair to her and her career. Stopping with her is the right decision because the horse is always our first priority.
Thank you, darling, for the thrills and the win (!)
Best wishes on your recovery. Mend quickly.