One For Arthur Home Safe And Recovering

It was desperate to watch One For Arthur yesterday at Haydock as he made heavy weather of his race, not traveling well and we were despondent in the unsaddling enclosure, despite seeing Arthur trot up sound. 

Thankfully Jaimie asked the vets to check him and he was found to be in atrial fibrillation with an irregular heartbeat. This would explain his running; not able to gallop with any power, and not a case of him being reluctant. I am so grateful to Jaimie for being wise and understanding that this was not Arthur's true running. 

By the time Arthur was ready for home his heart rate had dropped and was more regular and we are delighted to be able to report that it is normal this morning.

Obviously we will have him checked fully; we are fortunate that our horses are part of a cardiac study at Edinburgh University run by renowned specialist Dr. John Keen so we have baseline heart ECGs for Arthur, and tomorrow he will be scanned in Edinburgh to get a full diagnosis of his issue. 

The Two Golf Widows, Belinda and Debs, have been exceptionally supportive through all of the past twenty four hours and their greatest desire is to do the right thing for Arthur in the short term and long term. He is our hero and our number one priority.


Comments (4)

  • ljg

    A day of such high emotion yesterday, from the palpable relief of Traffic Fluide and Cyrname walking away, albeit stiffly, from their falls at Ascot to the despair at watching Arthur struggling. Like all the horses in your yards, it's very clear how much they - and their welfare - means to everyone connected to them, but Arthur obviously means the world to you all. Whatever the short and long term future holds, wishing him a quick recovery.

    Feb 16, 2020 @ 7:15pm
  • John McSharry

    I completely agree with everything you say. I did not see the race Lucinda and I can understand how you must have felt afterwards. I remember the very useful chaser, Combs Ditch, trained by, Mr Desert Orchid himself, David Elsworth, experiencing similar problems of sorts.

    Still, that was then and this is now!

    Let us hope for good news.

    Best Wishes

    Lots of love

    X One for Lucinda XX Two for Belinda and XXX Three for Debs and XXXX for the girl whose name I have completely forgotten!! Apologies to the person concerned. I need a Sherry!

    Feb 16, 2020 @ 8:50pm
  • Stephen Mclaughlin

    Hi Lucinda and everyone. Yes I watched the race and couldn't understand why he didn't run on, now I know. Hope he is back to his old self soon. The main thing is that he is fine. Keep banging in the winners Lucinda and team.

    Feb 16, 2020 @ 9:12pm
  • John McSharry

    I have just listened to the news on Radio Scotland, literally a moment after posting my previous comment. It is disturbing to learn of the awful floods which have caused huge problems to people across the United Kingdom in the light of Storm Dennis and previously Storm Ciara. My thoughts and prayers to people affected. May God help them as they begin the arduous task of rebuilding their lives. Thank you.

    Feb 16, 2020 @ 9:12pm

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