Season Over; Star pacer Ohokas Bondy has suffered a fractured pastern injury to his nearside hind leg.
Star Perth 4yo Ohokas Bondy will not race again this year.
The Greg and Skye Bond trained pacer has a fractured pastern in his nearside hind leg and will require an operation immediately.
“The horse appeared to be lame on Sunday and a thorough examination revealed the problem, it’s very disappointing news.” Greg Bond stated.
Ohokas Bondy has not raced since finishing 8th in the recent Gr.1 $200,000 Chariots Of Fire at TABCORP Park, Menangle behind Victorian pacer Caribbean Blaster.
The Bettors Delight entire has won 5 of his 15 starts this season while he boasts a fine record of 22 victories from his 44 lifetime starts.
“At this point, my vet will seek a second opinion to determine which direction we take with him as far as operations go and what will be the best outcome for him.
He will be off the scene for some time obviously, he won’t race again this year.
We were looking at the Brisbane Winter Carnival because there appeared to be some nice options for him over there but all plans are now in the bin.”
Team Bond is still a remote possibility of heading to Queensland with exciting 3yo Your Good Fortune.
The Kiwi import has not raced since finishing second to boom local pacer Im Victorious in the Gr.1 $200,000 WA Derby at Gloucester Park on April 20.
“He’s a smart horse with loads of potential. His performance first-up in the Derby was very good and the winner is something special.
I honestly believe he is an ideal type for a race like the Gold Nugget next season, he’s still got a lot of improvement left in him plus he’s still maturing physically and mentally.
The Queensland Derby in July hasn’t been ruled out but we will let him tell us if he’s ready to make such a trip.”
The Bond stable are no strangers to success in Brisbane after winning the Gold Coast and Queensland Oaks back in 2010 with star filly Millwood Meg.
The husband and wife training partnership are currently leading the state premiership race with 98 winners this season, 17 clear of nearest rival Gary Hall Snr.