03 August 2013

On the Upper End of Horse Racing

When race geldings like Monzante wear out, their end is usually dismal. On the other hand, when a well-bred and highly successful colt or stallion injures itself, the best side of horse racing comes out. St Nicholas Abbey, Irish winner of £4,954,590, is one such horse. He  not only broke down, but after his surgery on the broken leg, he suffered an extremely serious case of colic and has been on IV feeding since then. His potential as a breeding horse means the care he's receiving has been top notch as this video shows:

St Nicholas Abbey: The Road to Recovery

Of course, there's no assurance St. Nicolas Abbey will recover, but few people will ever get the care this horse is getting--not even people like Steve Jobs.