Superhorse owner and breeder Ross Williams has called for changes to the Racing Queensland veterinary clearance process after one of his horses was scratched from Saturday's Magic Millions carnival.
Williams had travelled north with Superium, the gelding set to contest the $2 million Magic Millions three-year-old Guineas, however he was declared unfit to run after a veterinary check the morning of the race, which was eventually won by favourite Alligator Blood.
The doctors ruled Superium was lame in his near foreleg and removed the horse from the race.
The owner was furious with the decision and has called for veterinarians to consult with the horse's home vets before making decisions on whether a thoroughbred is fit to race.
"I thought he'd win, he was the one to beat," Williams said.
"My vet checked him and passed him before we travelled up there and again when we returned. That vet is from the biggest vet firm in Sydney, they passed him twice, yet they knocked him back up there.
"Before they scratch a horse, they need to consult with your own vet to see what his history is and our vet can clarify the situation. They should not scratch without consultation or consideration of the costs invested."
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