FLEMINGTON racegoers did a double-take when they saw champion sprinter Hay List being paraded in a wetsuit after his Newmarket Handicap triumph on Saturday.
That is what the $900 garment looks like, although it is in fact made of a revolutionary moisture-management fabric.
It is the latest and most unusual piece of cutting-edge technology designed to assist the thoroughbred's recovery from races and strenuous training gallops.
Because Hay List has had his share of injury problems over the years, trainer John McNair thought it was worth a try.
"It is basically like a compression suit," McNair said.
"You see a lot of cyclists, footballers and other sports people use them. They are designed to aid recovery, help with muscle fatigue.
"We have been using them on Hay List for a couple of weeks now and it makes a huge difference."
The compression suits
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Location: Flemington, Victoria, Australia (load item map)
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