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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Speightstown recovering after colic surgery

Leading sire Speightstown is recovering well after undergoing colic surgery for a nephrosplenic entrapment Saturday morning at Hagyard’s in Lexington.   Dr. Nathan Slovis said: “Commonly enough, the large intestine can become hooked over the nephrosplenic ligament, but once on the table the problem was rectified in less than 15 minutes. We’re 24 hours post-surgery […]

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Multiple Group 1 winner Tie The Knot dead

Champion Australian racehorse Tie The Knot has died at 18 after battling colic. Tie the Knot won 13 Group 1 events during his career, including four consecutive Chipping Norton Stakes victories and two Sidney Cups. The gelding was retired to owner Sandy Tait’s Riverina property in 2002 as Australia’s highest stakes earner with $6.2 million […]

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Grade 1-winner, producer Madcap Escapade dies of colic

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced today that Grade 1 Winner Madcap Escapade, who defeated Multiple Eclipse Champion and 7-time Grade 1 Winner Ashado in the 67th edition of the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes, died on Saturday, June 2nd of colic and will be buried on the farm. Owned by Bruce Lunsford and Hill ‘n’ Dale […]

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Colic claims Richland Hills sire Purim

Purim, a 10-year-old Grade 1-winning son of Dynaformer standing at Richland Hills in Midway, Ky., was euthanized on Saturday following colic surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Purim’s first crop of foals were 2-year-olds of 2011. Nathan Fox, president of Richland Hills, was instrumental in launching the stud career of Dynaformer, who […]

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Study shows permanently avoiding colic impossible in some horses

Even with treatment, 3 to 7 percent of horses can suffer repeat episodes of renosplenic entrapment, a cause of colic, writes Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc in an article for The Horse. Renosplenic entrapment occurs when the large intestine slips up and over the ligament between the left kidney and spleen, usually causing mild signs of […]

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Monarchos returns to breeding shed at Nuckols Farm

Monarchos has returned to the breeding shed at Nuckols Farm in Midway, Ky., just over a month after the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner underwent colic surgery on April 19 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. “Monarchos’ recovery went well and we have started booking mares for the remainder of the breeding season,” said Charles Nuckols III. […]

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2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos recovering from colic surgery

Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos is recovering from colic surgery performed Tuesday but without further complications may be covering mares within three to four weeks at Nuckols Farm in Midway, Ky. The surgery was done at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. Charles Nuckols III said “the surgery consisted of straightening multiple twists of the small […]

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By Ray Paulick Three Chimneys stallion Sky Mesa, the leading second-crop sire of 2008, underwent colic surgery Sunday morning and is expected to miss at least a month of the breeding season that got under way this past week. The 9-year-old son of Pulpit out of the graded stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Caress, is recovering […]

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