ALBURY trainer Brett Cavanough won’t have the usual spring in his step for at least the next month.
Cavanough is nursing a broken leg after an accident when he recently returned to his hometown of Charleville with good mate and trainer Peter Moody to attend a funeral.
“Basically we went home for a funeral after one of our best mates passed away,” Cavanough said.
“I woke up the next morning and my leg was blown up and throbbing so I knew I had broken it.
“I don’t want to go into too many details on how it happened.
“I didn’t want to be laid up in Charleville so we still caught the plane home at 1pm but I couldn’t tell them on the plane what had happened otherwise they wouldn’t have let me on.
“I just wanted to get home so I could train my horses.
“It looks like I will be on crutches for the next month and then it looks like another operation so I will be off my feet for a while.”
Cavanough said it was still business as usual for the stable.
Stablemates Fund Trader, Corsica Lad and The Monstar all raced at Flemington on Saturday and Cavanough will trial half a dozen horses at Tatura today.
Desert Destiny, Salsamer, Miss Allie and Kizz’s Munro are all unraced two-year-olds.
Cavanough said they could form part of his assault on Wodonga’s $25,000 2YO Jack Maher Classic on Sunday week.
Cresta Condor will also trial and is a lightly raced four-year-old mare returning from a fetlock injury after winning her most recent start at Albury in November.
“I can still train the horses and am getting around on a 4WD motorbike,” he said.
“It’s difficult training at Albury with the track being so wet, so that’s why we are off to Tatura.”