Images from the six-time grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey's career. view slideshow
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Cirrus des Aigles (FR)||BARANDE BARBE MME CORINE||
|Jakkalberry (IRE)||Marco Botti||
|St Nicholas Abbey (IRE)||O'BRIEN AIDAN||
- By Steve Haskin
What seemed like a remarkable recovery falls short. read blog
Six-time grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic, Coolmore Stud reported.
A Dec. 10 update from Coolmore Stud spoke positively of the recovery of six-time grade/group I-winner St Nicholas Abbey, who continues to battle complications from a fractured right foreleg sustained in Ireland July 23.
Akeed Mofeed, the Hong Kong Derby winner in the spring, worked through a tight spot at mid-stretch to win the Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) from Tokei Halo Dec. 8 at Sha Tin, while American hopeful Little Mike finished ninth.
St Nicholas Abbey has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from laminitis, Coolmore Stud reported Nov. 28.
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
Coolmore Stud's St Nicholas Abbey has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an injury sustained in July as the 6-year-old horse has "developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore," according to a Twitter post.
In a rousing three-way charge to the finish line, game Farhh edged favorite Cirrus Des Aigles and Ruler of The World in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 19 at Ascot.
While his riding career was winding down by the time the Breeders' Cup launched in 1984, jockey Bill Shoemaker still managed to stamp the event when he delivered a perfectly timed ride aboard Ferdinand in the 1987 Classic.
Thought earlier this year to have his best days behind him, Cirrus Des Aigles showed he still had his competitive fire when winning the Qatar Prix Dollar (Fr-II) for the third time Oct. 5 at Longchamp.
Ireland's Coolmore Stud reported Sept. 30 that injured equine superstar St Nicholas Abbey's recovery is on track and that "surgeons at Fethard Equine Hospital couldn't be happier with St Nicholas Abbey's progress to date."
While still under a guarded prognosis, multiple grade I/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey had his best week since his initial surgery, Ireland's Coolmore Stud reported Sept. 4.
Ireland's Coolmore Stud reported Aug. 28 that multiple grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey "was comfortable and walking as well as can be expected" after a setback in his recovery from a life-threatening fracture.
Nearly one month since St Nicholas Abbey underwent major surgery to repair a life-threatening fracture of his right foreleg, Coolmore reported the multiple grade/group I winner is "the best he has been."
Multiple group/grade I winner St Nicholas Abbey remains in "good form" at Fethard Equine Hospital and recently had his fiberglass cast replaced, the latest update from owner Coolmore Stud said Aug. 9.
Coolmore Stud presents a look at St Nicholas Abbey's injury and his road to recovery at Fethard Equine Hospital. Watch Video
Multiple grade I winner St Nicholas Abbey "continues to progress along the right lines" after undergoing two major operations, owner Coolmore Stud said in an Aug. 1 update.
Novellist earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf for the second time this season with a record-setting win at Ascot in the Betfair King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 27.
St Nicholas Abbey has made progress and was in good form July 27 following emergency colic surgery. The 6-year-old Montjeu horse had surgery July 24 for a fractured pastern and colicked two days later.
St Nicholas Abbey underwent emergency surgery for colic the morning of July 26, and his prognosis is "very guarded," owner Coolmore said.
St Nicholas Abbey, who suffered a fractured pastern during a routine work July 23 and underwent surgery the following day, is recuperating in the intensive care unit at Fethard Equine Hospital in England.
International superstar St Nicholas Abbey sustained a career-ending injury the morning of July 23 at trainer Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle headquarters and efforts were being made by veterinarians to save the horse for stud.
Novellist won the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 23, spoiling the season debut of middle-distance elite Cirrus des Aigles and earning a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
The Coolmore stallion has already posted some astonishing figures but he will have few weekends like the one he enjoyed on the biggest stage in Europe.
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