Mineshaft Has Surgery, Expected to be OK

Lane's End stallion had surgery for volvulus March 24.

Lane’s End stallion Mineshaft  is recovering from colic surgery performed March 24 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., according to the Versailles farm.

His surgery was for a volvulus, a bowel obstruction; however, he suffered no blood loss to his intestine. He was bright and alert Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.

A son of Lane’s End’s two-time leading sire A.P. Indy, Mineshaft was last year’s leading fourth-crop sire by earnings and by number of stakes winners. His book is full for this year.

Will Farish said, “We are pleased with how Mineshaft is progressing and would hope that he will return to service during the month of April. Any breeder needing to discuss their breeding plans can call Lane’s End at any time.”