The horse that finished last place in the 2019 Melbourne Cup has suffered a stress fracture in its pelvis.
Rostropovich was taken to a Werribee vet after finishing 40.85 lengths behind the winner Vow and Declare.
Racing Victoria took to their Twitter to confirm the news.
Racing Victoria Stewards advise that Rostropovich was inspected by RV veterinarians following the running of the Melbourne Cup and was found to be lame. pic.twitter.com/PTN7VTHdQH— Racing Victoria (@RacingInsider) November 5, 2019