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Injured Rostropovich To Be Monitored Over Coming Days

Racehorse Rostropovich has suffered a stress fracture in its pelvis during the Melbourne Cup.

Following the running of the race the Irish gelding was found to be lame, Racing Victoria said in a statement.

"Racing Victoria (RV) advises... Rostropovich was inspected by RV veterinarians following the running of the Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington Racecourse today and was found to be lame," the statement said.

Trainer Ben Hayes is seen with Rostropovich during the Barrier Trials at Cranbourne Racecourse, September 2, 2019. Image: AAP

It is understood the five year old suffered a cracked pelvis during the race.

The David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained horse received veterinary care on the course before being transported to the University of Melbourne Equine Centre for further assessment, RV said.

"(Rostropovich) is in a stable condition, comfortable and receiving the best veterinary care," it said.

Rostropovich will be confined to box rest for the near future and will be closely monitored by veterinary staff over the coming days.