Without A Fight not expected to return until mid-2024
Following a superb 2024, Without A Fight looks set for an unfortunate injury lay off to start 2024
- Without A Fight won the 2023 Melbourne Cup with Mark Zahra on board.
- The Irish flyer has taken well to life in Australia this season.
- As well as the Melbourne Cup win, Without A Fight also picked up the Caulfield Cup in 2023.
- However, an end of season injury threatens to impact the start of 2024 for Without A Fight.
No Australian horse enjoyed the 2023 that Without A Fight did, with the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup triumphs causing a seismic reaction with punters and online betting platforms alike.
However, 2024 promises to be all about recovery for the Irish flyer, following an end of season injury. It should be a challenge for the Freedman family, who have been hugely influential in training Without A Fight to glory this season.
Winning the Melbourne Cup is the ultimate accolade for any Australian horse and Without A Fight will go down in folklore with punters and Aussie bookmakers for its stellar win at Flemington in 2023.
A well-fancied pick for the famous race, Without A Fight proved its worth at this level, overcoming the likes of Vauban to prevail in the race that stops a nation.
2023 – A year to remember
Winning both the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same season would have been the dream scenario for the Freedman family at the start of 2023 but that was exactly what happened.
Without A Fight came good when it mattered most, winning relatively comfortably in both races – to put its name up in lights as one of the best stayers in Australia and beyond.
A year truly to remember for all connected to Without A Fight and it will live long in the memory for all who witnessed it.
Now the toast of many punters and online betting sites, Without A Fight has come a very long way from its origins starting out in Ireland.
Acquired by the Australian Bloodstock team and trained by the Freedman family, the progression Without A Fight has made to become one of the best horses in Australia has been stratospheric.
Aged 7, the future for Without A Fight is a very promising one, with big race booking sure to be on the agenda in the future and being a Melbourne Cup winner carries a sense of gravitas very few other races have.
2024 to begin with rehab
For all the joy and optimism surrounding Without A Fight this season, it is unfortunate that its campaign looks set to end on a drab note.
A minor tendon strain picked up in training and the Freedman training conglomerate have detailed that a gradual rehabilitation programme will be the aim for Without A Fight through the Autumn.
Plenty of races lie in wait should rehab go to plan but if not, 2024 could be a slow year for Without A Fight but it is of course, a horse that won’t do down without a fight.
2023 was an incredible year for Without A Fight, winning both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, with the talismanic Mark Zahra on board.
A niggling injury threatens to hinder the start of 2024 for Without A Fight but it will surely be back with a bang in the not too distant future.