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    GRAND CIRCUIT prospect Jack Mac’s career has been put on hold following “heart breaking” news from a vet just moments ago. Speaking while returning... Grand Circuit prospect suffers “heart breaking” injury

    GRAND CIRCUIT prospect Jack Mac’s career has been put on hold following “heart breaking” news from a vet just moments ago.

    Speaking while returning to his stable from the veterinary clinic, trainer Barry Howlett revealed Jack Mac has broken a pedal bone.

    The exciting four-year-old son of Mach Three injured himself during his victory at Gloucester Park last night.

    “If you watch the replay you will see him dip at about the 300-metre mark so that must be when he broke it,” Howlett said.

    “The fact that he kept going to the line and won quite well shows he is a pretty tough horse.

    “I left him at the vet’s as they will get the farrier to organise a special shoe to hold the foot together.”

    With next week’s Golden Nugget off the agenda, Jack Mac will be sidelined for up to a year according to Howlett.

    “It’s heart breaking,” Howlett said. “I felt it was something serious as he was so lame.

    “He’s got to be boxed for a little while, then will be out for at least six months.

    “The vet said it is about a six out of 10 as far as how bad a break it is, but it is something he can come back from.

    “We can only hope he can get back to his best, although with a break like this, he could suffer arthritis.”

    Jack Mac’s latest win with Chris Lewis in the cart took his record to 16 wins and a second from 18 starts since crossing the Tasman.

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