What next for Giga Kick?

Injury doubts linger over prolific winner Giga Kick.

Picking up a persistent injury is the worst-case scenario for any horse and connections, and it has been a difficult period for Giga Kick

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  • 4-year-old Giga Kick remains one of biggest horses in Australia.
  • It has amassed almost A$10 million in career prize money.
  • Injuries have blighted the last 12 months for Giga Kick.
  • Question marks linger as to what the future holds.

In the grand pantheon of Australian racing, very few horses in recent times have been able to compete with Giga Kick. 

A horse that has picked up some hugely impressive wins in Group 1 contests, Giga Kick is a household name with punters and online betting sites alike. 

However, with a few injury issues to manage, 2024 looks to be a big year in the career of Giga Kick.

The presence of Giga Kick in any race is a huge draw for any punter or Aussie bookmakers and the 4-year-old has a fierce reputation as one of the fastest sprinters around. 
End of season wins in 2023 at Randwick and Doomben propelled Giga Kick to a new stratosphere, with Craig Williams steering the prolific sprinter to some superb triumphs. 
However, a muscle strain suffered at Moonee Valley in September cut short Giga Kick’s season and has left the sharks circling as to what the future holds for the Clayton Douglas trained flyer. 
Giga Kick the great 

Despite only being 4 years old, Giga Kick has long held a place in the hearts and minds of both punters and online betting sites alike. 
Having won 5 Group 1 contests, including The Everest in 2022, Giga Kick has amassed almost A$10 million in career prize money and it is always the horse to catch in any contest. 
Such has been the impact Giga Kick has had on the Australian racing world, that it also has a race named after it at Rosehill Gardens and who knows how far Giga Kick can go in the future. 
Injury issues 

The worst-case scenario for any horse and their connections is to pick up a significant injury during the season. 
Giga Kick looked to be ready to roll at the start of the 2024 season, before picking up an injury in the Mittys Mcewen Stakes at Moonee Valley back in early September. 
Having not been seen on the track since, Giga Kick has missed a huge part of the 2024 season and connections have opted to tread carefully in returning Giga Kick to the fold. 

What does the future hold for Giga Kick? 

For all the conjecture and speculation surrounding Giga Kick this season, punters and betting apps are always quickly reminded that it is only 4 years old. 
Trainer Clayton Douglas has spoken optimistically about the chances of Giga Kick being seen on the track again in 2024 and the injury diagnosis appears to be good. 
As soon as Giga Kick does return however, the rest of the Australian racing world will be watching on with bated breath, in anticipation of how it looks when back on the track.

Suffering an injury during the season is the nightmare situation and unfortunately for Giga Kick, it has been ruled out of action for most of 2024. 

With trainer Clayton Douglas scheming a return, online betting sites are speculating as to what the future holds for Giga Kick.