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    Default St Nicholas Abbey injured, retired

    What a blow and possibly not only career ending, but very possibly life ending Hang in there!

    At The Races (video news) 7-23-13 St Nicholas Abbey retired (7-min)

    SportingLife 7-23-13 "St Nicholas Abbey career over"

    A statement posted on the Coolmore twitter feed read: "St Nicholas Abbey suffered a serious career ending injury at Ballydoyle this morning, vets are currently attending to him.

    "We hope to save him for a career at stud, a further update will be posted later."
    St Nicholas Abbey won close to £5million in win and place prize money having won nine of his 21 races .. Breeders' Cup winner, Dubai winner, Epsom, etc ... shipped all over the world and hit the board in 18 of the 21 starts.

    Coolmore Stud twitter updates here

    My wife and I visited the namesake Barbados St. Nicholas Abbey house/rum plant back in 2011 and they were thrilled about having a horse named in their honor.



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    From the twitter updates within the last 30-min

    St Nicholas Abbey suffered a fractured pastern during a routine piece of work at Ballydoyle this morning.

    He is currently in a comfortable condition at Fethard Equine Hospital, where he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning.
    Fingers crossed for the best with hospital.



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    Oh, dear - hope he pulls through. Such a grand horse.
    How can there be so many currents in such a little puddle?
    National Velvet



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    Damn that's awful news. Hoping for good outcome tomorrow.

    Was looking forward to him doing battle royale with Cirrus des Aigles this Saturday in the King George at Ascot. But let's just hope he pulls through this alive.


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    Awful news. I hope they can save him.



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    Consolidated updates from Coolmore's twitter feed on Thur July 25th:

    After a lengthy surgery to fuse the pastern St Nicholas Abbey is recuperating in intensive care at John Halley’s Fethard Equine Hospital

    Surgery was carried out at Fethard Equine Hospital in consultation with Dr Dean Richardson, Head of Surgery at New Bolton Centre Pennsylvania, along with Ger Kelly and Tom O’Brien.

    St Nicholas Abbey will remain in intensive care for some time and has many bridges to cross before he is considered out of danger.

    We are lucky he is so fit and has a marvellous attitude and temperament which will be vital for his long recovery.



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    Thank you GG!

    "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester



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    Hoping for a good outcome.....



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    Got my fingers crossed he'll pull thought.

    Glimmerglass, have Coolmore said which pastern? Haven't see that mentioned anywhere.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Glimmerglass, have Coolmore said which pastern? Haven't see that mentioned anywhere.
    Nada - everyone in the media (racing press, Irish daily's, etc) are all going by the tweets exclusively. In which it is simply referred to as "a fractured pastern".



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    I hope he makes it. He's such a cool horse.



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    Not good sadly .. from Coolmore within the last hour (consolidated tweets)

    Unfortunately St Nicholas Abbey had a major setback in his recovery during the night, suffering from a bad colic.

    He underwent emergency colic surgery at Fethard Equine Hospital this morning and the prognosis is very guarded at the moment.



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    Jingling....



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    Prayers and jingles for Nick he seems like such a cool horse



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    This does not sound promising
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CrowneDragon View Post
    This does not sound promising
    True, but on the other hand remember Paynter....



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    Not a good outlook it seems. Sending hope and best wishes..

    ETA Paynter is entered to race tomorrow at Del Mar..
    Last edited by skydy; Jul. 26, 2013 at 09:29 PM.


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    No more news this morning. Saying a little prayer.
    How can there be so many currents in such a little puddle?
    National Velvet



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    From this morning's Bloodhorse http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...itive-progress .

    Multiple grade I winner St Nicholas Abbey has made positive progress and was in good form July 27 following emergency colic surgery, according to reports from owner Coolmore Stud.







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