It was with a big sigh of relief that we announced the return to full health of our international stakes winner producing sire Oratorio recently. He was given the green light to commence full coverings after a bout of laminitis saw him out of action in September.
A pleased Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh said that she was very excited to have written to the Oratorio shareholders to inform them of the great news.
“It has been a trying time but the big boy showed that it will take more than a bit of laminitis to get him down. We are playing catch up now, but he is a true professional. I must again say a huge word of thanks to our Vet Martin Denkhaus, with the support of Baker McVeigh, and farrier Robbie Miller, who have been wonderful. I have already gone on record saying that their care and attention made all the difference to get O back to health so quickly.”
Pippa extended an invitation to all breeders who were still finalising the covering season and said Avontuur will be happy to accommodate mares and assist where possible as Oratorio has some free slots in his schedule.
With the KZN breeders stats featuring Oratorio 2nd from the top as reported on 15/11/17, it’s a good news story through and through.
|WHAT A WINTER b.s 10y 2007||50||111||20173||11||11||22.0%||0.0%||60||1008625|
|ORATORIO (IRE) b.s 16y 2002||49||134||20478||12||12||24.5%||0.0%||55||1003400|
|TWICE OVER (GB) b. or br.s 13y 2005||40||97||21909||13||13||32.5%||0.0%||43||876350|
|CRUSADE (USA) b. or br.s 9y 2009||42||123||20845||11||11||26.2%||0.0%||56||875500|