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Camelot Doing Well Following Colic Surgery

Operation followed seventh-place finish in Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

Three-time British classic winner Camelot, most recently seventh in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), was in good shape following colic surgery Oct. 11.

An Oct. 12 Twitter post by Coolmore Stud updated the status of its standout Montjeu colt.

"Camelot’s colic surgery went well and he is doing great," the statement said. "The veterinary team are delighted with his progress to date."

On Oct. 11 through Twitter, Coolmore Stud said the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and Investec English Derby (Eng-I) winner trained by Aidan O’Brien would have surgery.

"Triple Classic winner Camelot was admitted to Fethard Veterinary Hospital this evening and underwent exploratory colic surgery," the tweet said. "Obviously it’s still very early days but a further bulletin will be released in the morning."

Camelot, who races for Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, and Susan Magnier, was upset in his bid to sweep the English Triple Crown in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) in September. He was never a factor in the Oct. 7 Arc at Lonchamp in France.