DETAILED results from the autopsy of Japanese horse Admire Rakti are not expected until at least next week, reports Racing Network.

Racing Victoria chief veterinarian Dr Brian Stewart says the final report into the sudden death of the Caulfield Cup winner may be available by the middle of next week.

“It takes quite a bit of time to go through all those processes and tests,” Dr Stewart says.

Preliminary autopsy results, released last Wednesday, indicate that Admire Rakti died of heart failure.

Admire Rakti, the $5.50 favourite for the Melbourne Cup, collapsed and died in his tie-up stall after finishing last in the Melbourne Cup.

Last week Dr Stewart said the heart failure was likely to be caused by “large heart muscle mass and a really rapid rate.” As a result the heart becomes disorganised and sets up an “irregular rhythm that can’t deliver enough blood to the body”

“It is seen in equine and human athletes,” Dr Stewart said. “It happens spontaneously, there’s no warning.”

Dr Stewart said there was no reports from Japan of any health issues and he found the horse to the “extremely well”  when he checked it at 7am on Cup Day.