Suited Up Stallion of the Day: What looked to many at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse like a horse in a wetsuit was actually just Newmarket Handicap champ Hay List trotting around in a custom-made equine compression suit.
“You see a lot of cyclists, footballers and other sports people use them,” said trainer John McNair. “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 Hidez Recovery Suit is composed of a high-tech moisture-management fabric and uses a “graduated compression method which helps circulation and supplies more oxygen to all the muscle groups.”