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Unfortunately St Nicholas Abbey has passed away. From Coolmore: "Regretfully St Nicholas Abbey has lost his brave battle after suffering a colic this morning. Surgery revealed a severe strangulating colon torsion that was unviable and he had to be euthanized on humane grounds. This is extremely unfortunate as St Nicholas Abbey had been in terrific form, the laminitis was resolving very well and the fracture had healed better than expected. Coolmore would like to thank the surgeons, the international experts and all the staff at Fethard Equine Hospital who gave him such excellent care 24/7. We would also like to thank the multitude of well-wishers for all the cards and messages of support for St Nicholas Abbey. He will be buried in the graveyard here at Coolmore."
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  • paul.nathan.946 · RIP brilliant globe trotting horse such a shame. · 219 days ago
  • goblin · Sad news after improvement in the laminitis. Condolences to his connections and veterinary team. · 219 days ago
Rest in Peace St. Nick. i loved this boy. very sad he lost his battle. poor thing.
Continues to move in the right direction :) http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/st-nicholas-abbey-a-p-obrien-coolmore-stud-st-nic-beginning-to-show-signs-of-recovery-from-laminitis/1588286/
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  • sassy · Great news that was much needed! Hang in there big boy! · 227 days ago
  • AnnaK · Wonderful! news to read before going to bed. Thanks Yukichan. · 227 days ago
More terrific news from Coolmore! Maggots are our friends!! http://www.coolmore.tv/farm/ireland/92
Update!! St Nicholas Abbey remains in great form despite the ongoing complications of laminitis and indeed from this short video is walking as good as can be expected. We would hope to see progress in the laminitic foot over the next few weeks (hoping that he continues to grow the hoof), if this happens rehabilitation of the fractured leg can then progress. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=624935250902865&set=vb.287027754693618&type=2&theater
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  • sassy · still sending positive wishes to SNA! · 253 days ago
  • goblin · He looks to be doing reasonably well in the brief video (also shown at BH). Good wishes to him and his medical team; may they continue to make optimum decisions for his care. · 253 days ago
Not looking so good for this great champ lets start the PowerUpStAbbey movement.
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  • travel_vic · BO BLOOD FLOW, why do think there is such a low survival rate? · 265 days ago
  • travel_vic · meant LOW Blood flow. Nutrient arteries are all butr non-existance that far distal on the leg · 265 days ago
Not a very positive update, lets keep Nic in our thoughts... St Nicholas Abbey is struggling to overcome the laminitis in his left front foot, this is indeed life threatening and is the single biggest complication he has faced since his initial lifesaving surgery. The worry is that if the condition progresses and further sinking of the pedal bone takes place it may prolapse through the sole of his foot. In spite of this St Nicholas Abbey is very comfortable, being just a little ouchy when walking in his first steps and better thereafter, his appetite and demeanour remain incredibly good. His intensive veterinary treatment continues and includes maggot therapy for the slight discharge at the toe of the laminitic foot and a daily session on a vibrating plate. The next few weeks are critical for St Nicholas Abbey - we are just hoping that he can turn the corner.
Any new updates on Nick?
St Nicholas Abbey St Nicholas Abbey has suffered a setback over the last 24 hours having developed mild laminitic changes in the left fore. This is disappointing as he is now weight bearing and walking well on the operated (fractured) leg which has healed amazingly well to date. Although laminitis could be a life threatening complication we are hoping the condition will stabilise. Consultations are on-going between veterinary surgeons Dr Tom O’Brien and Dr Ger Kelly of Fethard Equine Hospital and the USA based Dr Dean Richardson (Head of Surgery at New Bolton Centre Pennsylvania) and Dr Scott Morrison (Head of podiatry at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky) regarding the best possible treatment plan for St Nicholas Abbey. Obviously the next weeks are critical in his recovery but St Nicholas Abbey remains comfortable with a good appetite & incredible attitude.
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  • tmallios1 · Nice line Goblin,thanks for the chucle.How is my boy Johnny football.rough year physically for him.Doubt he will be joining NFL after this year now.Think he will need to stay another year and show his true talents.If he leaves now,will probably be worth .75 cents on the dollar to an NFL team.To low of value. · 300 days ago
  • goblin · Godspeed to St. Nicholas Abbey going forward. Yes, amino, I believe the will and compliance of the horse himself contributes to the eventual outcome; "will' and "fight" are intangibles, but they are well known by medical practitioners of pediatrics/neonatology. @Tom, I haven't heard an update on Johnny's right shoulder this week. Whether he ever plays in the NFL or not, he absolutely must have better support from his team. The defense just gives the opponents touchdown after touchdown, and Johnny cannot physically make up for those point totals all by himself. · 300 days ago
Fascinating story on how Dr. Dean Robertson joined the team who operated on and ultimately oversaw Nick's successful recovery. http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/publications/penn-vet-extra/penn-vet-extra---october-2013/ireland-asks-can-this-racehorse-be-saved-
From Coolmore twitter - St Nicholas Abbey update - The surgeons at Fethard Equine Hospital couldn’t be happier with St Nicholas Abbey’s progress to date. Recently fitted with a lighter and less restrictive cast, he is more mobile and is putting more confident weight on the injured leg. St Nicholas Abbey’s appetite is good and he continues to gain weight. His blood work remains stable and his medication has been much reduced
Picture I found of St Nic's leg with all of the screws, I'm just glad that he'll be okay. https://twitter.com/racingraphael/status/366926954357747712/photo/1
Video from Coolmore about Nic's recovery! http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coolmore.tv%2Ffarm%2Fireland%2F78&h=zAQFcLiGXAQEeOtyHbGRww-Fg4f2lW8k1swFJ3hcqgRozeQ&enc=AZOgCvjG1XmCAJouLq3rLnmKkbXGCn-IAxeHfMTvm0PTennSX5JDBm6WH4wVEEBOk1CJtI0YEiLahxqMBFscPrTI&s=1
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  • Euro Trash · Great news that he continues to recover · 384 days ago
  • EP Taylor · So nice to hear about St.Nic. I hope he pulls through because we need those Montjeu lines continued. · 384 days ago
More upbeat news: "Everybody is very happy. It's a day-to-day thing with him," Aiden O'Brien told At The Races. "He's had two massive surgeries and it's a credit to everybody he's doing as well as he is. "It's so far, so good. Every week that goes by he's getting a shorter price to make it. "Hopefully everything keeps going well. He's a magic horse."
Coolmore reports continued improvement! He "remains in a comfortable condition at Fethard Equine Hospital. The surgeons & veterinary team are happy with his progress. He is in good form after another good night and along with receiving intravenous nutrition he is eating small amounts of freshly cut grass."
Finally some GOOD NEWS from Coolmore! St Nicholas Abbey has made positive progress and is in good form today following yesterday's colic surgery. The colic was caused by caecal shutdown (equivalent to the human appendix), which is an extremely painful condition. His treatment means he cannot have food for a prolonged period - this is difficult for a horse like St Nicholas Abbey who loves his food and usually never leaves an oat! He will get parentral nutrition instead (intravenous nutrition) to fulfill his daily requirements. Dr Nathan Slovis a medicine specialist from the Hagyard Institute in Kentucky arrived today to oversee his ongoing recovery and treatments. All surgeons are pleased with the progress he is making with his pastern reconstruction and he is taking weight on the leg well.
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  • goblin · This is good news! Glad to hear a vet from Hagyard is providing assistance! · 390 days ago
  • kay.robinett · Such a relief to hear he is doing better. Thank you to all of the powers of goodness in the universe. · 390 days ago
hopefully Nick powers up just like Paynter. had emergency colic surgery this morning after suffering bad colic. major setback. prognosis is very guarded right now.
No news yet...evidently a very long and complicated surgery. Sending postive healing thoughts your way Nic...
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  • Northport · From Coolmore's Twitter: After a lengthy surgery to fuse the pastern St Nicholas Abbey is recuperating in intensive care at John Halley’s Fethard Equine Hospital... Surgery was carried out at Fethard Equine Hospital in consultation with Dr Dean Richardson, Head of Surgery... St Nicholas Abbey will remain in intensive care for some time and has many bridges to cross before he is considered out of danger. This morning he is well and comfortable and back enjoying his hay! We are lucky he is so fit and has a marvellous attitude and temperament which will be vital for his long recovery · 392 days ago
  • yukichan · Breathing a sigh of relief this morning! Continued hope for full recovery. · 392 days ago
This horse has been my favorite international horse for quite some time....please save him! Come on St. Nic!!
Sadly, St Nicholas Abbey, the favorite for Saturday's G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, has suffered a "career ending injury" this morning back home at Ballydoyle in Ireland. Vets are currently tending to him with one of the vets saying "We hope to save him for a career at stud. Further updates will be posted." That is such heartbreaking news. St Nicholas Abbey looked arguably as good as he'd ever looked in his career in his first two wins of 2013 in the G1 Sheema Classic and G1 Coronation Cup. I was so looking forward to seeing him get one more chance at the G1 Breeders Cup Turf this November, but at this point lets just hope he can be saved for a stud career. At the time of this posting, no specifics were available of what kind of injury SNA suffered or what caused the injury?
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  • Mary Z. · Horrible news. I hope he can be saved. · 394 days ago
  • Floridaf · They also said that he's comfortable and is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow morning. · 394 days ago

St Nicholas Abbey - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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Tr
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Race
$
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View Details06/01/13St Nicholas Abbey1stEps31 1/2mTCoronation Cup-G1 4+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyDunadenJoshua Tree2:37.76
View DetailsView Video03/30/13St Nicholas Abbey1stMey81 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 3+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyGentildonnaVery Nice Name2:27.70
View DetailsView Video11/03/12St Nicholas Abbey3rdSA91 1/2mTBreeders Cup Turf-G1 3+ MLittle MikePoint of EntrySt Nicholas Abbey2:22.83
View DetailsView Video10/07/12St Nicholas Abbey11thLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MSolemiaOrfevreMasterstroke2:37.68
View Details09/08/12St Nicholas Abbey3rdLeo51 1/4 mTIrish Champion Stakes-G1 3+ MSnow FairyNathanielSt Nicholas Abbey2:00.92
View Details08/22/12St Nicholas Abbey3rdYor41 5/16 mTJuddmonte International-G1 3+ MFrankelFarhhSt Nicholas Abbey2:06.59
View DetailsView Video07/21/12St Nicholas Abbey3rdAsc61 1/2mTKing George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-G1 3+ MDanedreamNathanielSt Nicholas Abbey2:31.62
View Details06/02/12St Nicholas Abbey1stEps31 1/2mTCoronation Cup-G1 4+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyRed CadeauxMasked Marvel2:34.52
View DetailsView Video05/07/12St Nicholas Abbey2ndCur51 1/4 mTMooresbridge Stakes-G3 4+ MWindsor PalaceSt Nicholas AbbeySharestan2:19.40
View Details03/31/12St Nicholas Abbey2ndMey81 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 4+ MCirrus Des AiglesSt Nicholas AbbeyJakkalberry2:31.30
View DetailsView Video11/05/11St Nicholas Abbey1stCD81 1/2mTBreeders Cup Turf-G1 3+ MSt Nicholas AbbeySea MoonBrilliant Speed2:28.85
View DetailsView Video10/02/11St Nicholas Abbey5thLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MDanedreamSharetaSnow Fairy2:24.49
View DetailsView Video09/11/11St Nicholas Abbey3rdLon21 1/2mTPrix Foy-G2 4+ MSarafinaHiruno D'AmourSt Nicholas Abbey2:32.28
View DetailsView Video07/23/11St Nicholas Abbey3rdAsc61 1/2mTKing George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes-G1 3+ MNathanielWorkforceSt Nicholas Abbey2:35.07
View DetailsView Video06/03/11St Nicholas Abbey1stEps11 1/2mTCoronation Cup-G1 4+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyMiddayClowance2:37.18
View Details05/06/11St Nicholas Abbey1stChs11 5/8 mTOrmonde Stakes-G3 4+ MSt Nicholas AbbeyAllied PowersHarris Tweed2:52.37
View Details04/03/11St Nicholas Abbey3rdCur11 1/4 mTAlleged Stakes 4+ MUnaccompanied CiliumSt Nicholas Abbey2:24.26
View DetailsView Video05/01/10St Nicholas Abbey6thNew31 mileTEnglish 2000 Guineas -G1 3 MMakfiDick TurpinCanford Cliffs1:36.35
View Details10/24/09St Nicholas Abbey1stDon51 mileTRacing Post Trophy-G1 2 MSt Nicholas AbbeyElusive PimpernelAl Zir1:39.62
View Details09/27/09St Nicholas Abbey1stCur11 mileTBeresford Stakes-G2 2 MSt Nicholas AbbeyLayali Al AndalusPassion For Gold1:41.60
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