Fighting spirit turns pacer's catastrophic crash into an incredible comeback

14 November 2018

Just over five months ago Live Like A Royal lay bleeding on a Bendigo highway facing a struggle to survive after being hit by a car. Last week she capped off a remarkable recovery by outgunning rivals to score her maiden victory.

On Friday the five-year-old mare won the 1660m Petstock Pace at Bendigo in a more than handy 1.57.9 mile rate. It was a particularly satisfying moment for trainer and part-owner Gary Donaldson, who had nursed her back to good health after disaster struck in April.

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