Awesome Again , the leading active sire of Breeders’ Cup winners, is recuperating from colic surgery performed the morning of Sept. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
“Awesome Again had an exploratory celiotomy the morning of 9/13/11 for a strangulating lipoma (fatty tumor) of the small colon,” said attending surgeon Dr. Alan Ruggles. “At this time his prognosis is considered favorable barring further complications. He has recovered from general anesthesia and is resting comfortably in his stall (at Rood and Riddle).”
Awesome Again stands at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky. General manager Eric Hamelback and resident veterinarian Tom Little are closely monitoring the stallion’s recovery.
Awesome Again, the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, is the sire of 11 grade I winners including four Breeders’ Cup winners, led by 2004 Classic winner and Horse of the Year Ghostzapper .
Seventeen-year old Awesome Again (Deputy Minister—Primal Force, by Blushing Groom) stood for $50,000 in 2011.