25/11/2020 Update: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have been confirmed as the new trainers for Alligator Blood.
23/11/2020 Alligator Blood departs Vandyke stable
The owners of Australian Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Alligator Blood (All Too Hard) and trainer David Vandyke have parted ways. Ezybonds manager, Allan Endresz, yesterday revealed on Facebook that Vandyke had told them to find a new trainer for the four-year-old gelding and the other 15 horses that were being prepared for the syndicate on the Sunshine Coast. Alligator Blood, who was stripped of his Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (RL, 1400m) win after returning a positive test to a banned substance, is currently being treated for a kissing spine, a back complaint, and is unlikely to race for at least six months. He finished well back in the Golden Eagle (1500m) in Sydney on October 31. In a social media post, Endresz suggested Alligator Blood would be trained either in Sydney or Melbourne when he returns from a spell.