colic

Wise Dan Back at Keeneland, Will Ship to Saratoga in July

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan has returned to his home barn at Keeneland, according to a SportsNetwork.com report. The gelding continues his recovery from his colic scare last month. Wise Dan was shipped to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after experiencing colic symptoms on Preakness eve. When veterinarians began surgery to correct a twisted […]

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Commendable Dies of Colic in Korea

2000 Belmont Stakes winner Commendable died in April at the Korean Racing Authority’s Jangsu Stud Farm in Jeolla Province, according to the blog Horse Racing in Korea. The cause of death was colic due to a small intestinal strangulation. He was 17 years old. Commendable finished 17th of 19 in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the […]

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No Major Surgery Required: Wise Dan’s Colic Episode

Less than three weeks after an episode of colic sent him to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is bright and (a little too) alert. The chestnut fan favorite is recovering from several days at the clinic on trainer Charlie LoPresti’s farm in central Kentucky, and a proud LoPresti […]

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Vision in Gold Dies After Bout of Colic

Graded stakes-winning mare Vision in Gold died May 25 after complications from a bout of colic. The Grade 2 Santa Maria winner showed signs of colic and was transported to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where she underwent surgery on May 24. Surgeons found that the 7-year-old had a twisted intestine, which had affected a considerable portion […]

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Report: Wise Dan Doing Well, Could Go Home Soon

Following emergency surgery for colic on May 16, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is resting comfortably and could go home as early as this week, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Trainer Charlie LoPresti reported that the gelding is slowly returning to normal eating habits following a fasting period right after the operation, […]

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Updated: Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Undergoes Surgery for Colic

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is undergoing emergency colic surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., according to reports on Twitter. Trainer Charlie LoPresti told The Blood-Horse’s Claire Novak that Wise Dan galloped Friday morning and began showing signs of discomfort after returning to his stall. When he did not respond […]

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Laughing Dies in Colic Surgery

According to tweets from the Thoroughbred Daily News, multiple graded stakes winner Laughing (IRE) died while undergoing surgery for colic at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center on Monday evening. Owner Richard Santulli confirmed the news to TDN assistant editor Justina Severni on Tuesday afternoon. A 6-year-old daughter of Dansili (GB) and Be My Chief mare Comic (IRE), […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Understanding Colic

From time to time, horses on and off the track make headlines if they undergo surgery for colic, which is a fairly common but complex illness in horses. Most recently, Grade 1 winner Dullahan showed symptoms of colic and died as a result of a ruptured colon, which prompted us to learn more about the […]

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RIP Dullahan: Ruptured Colon Claims Three-Time G1 Winner

Less than one week after being retired from racing due to a tendon injury, three-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan is dead. The 4-year-old son of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Even the Score suffered a ruptured colon early Sunday morning and could not be saved despite the best efforts of Hagyard Medical Institute surgeons Nathan Slovis […]

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Nehro Dies of Colic

Nehro, the runner-up in the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) for Zayat Stables, died of colic Saturday morning. The 5-year-old had been in training with Steve Asmussen at Churchill Downs when he was discovered to be noticeably uncomfortable in his stall early Saturday. His condition “spiraled badly” according to Asmussen, and Nehro passed away in route […]

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