Gold Trip faces an uncertain racing future after suffering a tendon injury that has ruled him out of the remainder of the autumn carnival.

The 2022 Melbourne Cup winner was being prepared for a tilt at the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday week.

Ciaron Maher Racing issued a statement that said Gold Trip would undergo a rehabilitation program, regardless if a decision was made to retire the staying star or race on.

The injury is on the less serious side as far as tendon issues go while a decision on his immediate future will be made in the coming days after consultation with owners and the stable's vets.

"His Australian racing career delivered arguably the stable's crowning achievement to date with his dominant performance in the 2022 Melbourne Cup," the statement said.

"His win in the 2023 Turnbull Stakes was just as impressive, and he showed us how talented and resilient he is, competing in the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in back-to-back years.

"He is an entire, and a horse of obvious ability, with his fourth place in the l'Arc de Triomphe sitting alongside a Melbourne Cup win that rated 106.

"Our rehab program has seen horses such as Ashrun return from extended time off, and while Gold Trip is a seven-year-old, he is relatively lightly raced so the decision will not be an easy one.

"We would like to thank his wonderful owners for their support.

"He has taken us on an incredible journey and changed all of our lives."