Behind every stable door is a remarkable story and Larrikin Rogue certainly fits the bill.
As a yearling Larrikin Rogue somehow managed to flip backwards on a concrete walkway and break her wither (section of the vertebrae that supports the head and neck).Horses recover from the injury but they simply need time.
Well, the Qld Rogues have given this son of Flying Artie time and it looks like their patience will be rewarded.
Trainer Chris Anderson has given him two jump-outs this July and then he debuted shortly after and won against everything thrown at him, including a barrier attendant holding him at the start! Chris could be quoted more than once saying “we may have a real race horse on our hands here”.
His dad Flying Artie won the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude defeating Star Turn, ran a tremendous Blue Diamond running 2nd to Extreme Choice, and ran 3rd in the G1 Golden Slipper. He won the Group 1 Stallion-Making Coolmore Stakes defeating the likes of Extreme Choice, Astern, Star Turn, and Russian Revolution.
He is the sire of Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes Winner Artorius who just ran third in Platinum Jubilee at Royal Ascot.
Watch his epic debut and some of the owner reports sent out from Emeran Park where he is being broken in below: