Mulligan Listed as Critical but Stable
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 2:38:09 PM
Last Updated: 3/6/2009 1:07:07 PM

Mike Mulligan, a leading consignor at horse sales who was injured in a fall March 3, was listed in critical but stable condition at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida March 5.

“He has continued on his path toward stabilization at a satisfactory level,” said Terence Collier, marketing director for Fasig-Tipton sales company. “They are very encouraged with the path he is on.”

Mulligan suffered a head injury when he fell March 3 while waiting to be seated at a table at a restaurant following that day’s Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Racecourse. Mulligan underwent surgery Tuesday night to relieve pressure on his brain.

Collier said Mulligan’s doctors have estimated he will remain in the Florida hospital for two more weeks. He also said tests conducted at the hospital have not determined the cause of Mulligan’s initial collapse.

President of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors, Mulligan operates Leprechaun Racing with his wife, Britt. At the FT sale March 3, Leprechaun sold the second-highest price horse when agent John Ferguson paid $1.1 million for an Unbridled’s Song colt from the consignment.



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