Japanese horse Tosen Stardom will not run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Racing NSW stewards determining the horse has had a bleeding attack which incurs an automatic three-month ban in Australia.
Stewards opened an inquiry after a vet reported Tosen Stardom had blood in both nostrils after he worked at Canterbury on Tuesday.
They rejected a submission from connections there could have been an external cause and under the rules of Australian racing, Tosen Stardom is barred from racing for three months.
Tosen Stardom, runner-up to Contributer in the 2015 Ranvet Stakes and fifth in the Queen Elizabeth won by Criterion, was the only overseas horse to make the trip to Sydney this year.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au