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What the Nation is saying about St Nicholas Abbey...

St Nicholas Abbey's brave battle against a continuous injury onslaught was drawn to a close on Tuesday as the seven year old was euthanized after suffering a second bout of colic. Read More
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  • travel_vic · IF the instrinsic CAUSE of the lminitis is not discoverd and altered, IT WILL COME BACK · 95 days ago ·
  • nayrod64 · Very sad day! RIP brave soldier and say hi to Barbaro....We miss you both. · 95 days ago ·
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."
Rest in Peace St. Nick. i loved this boy. very sad he lost his battle. poor thing.
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 lamin...Read More
Tom O'Brien, the surgeon at Fethard Equine Hospital overseeing St Nicholas Abbey's recovery, has revealed the Coolmore stallion is beginning to show signs of recovery from his recent laminitis scare.Read More
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! · 104 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · Wonderful! news to read before going to bed. Thanks Yukichan. · 104 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! · 130 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. · 130 days ago ·
In an update today on St Nicholas Abbey today from Coolmore... St Nicholas Abbey remains in great form despite the ongoing complications of laminitis and indeed from the short video below is walking as good as can be expected.Read More
For all of you following the struggle for life of one of the world's finest thoroughbreds of the last few years, like I am, I wanted to pass on the most recent news. Unfortunately, the latest report on St Nicholas Abbey is not the best. The following comes straight from the Coolmore website of this ...Read More
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  • goblin · Thoughts/prayers for the best positive outcome for St. Nic. · 142 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · The prolonged inactivity makes it so hard to avoid the setbacks. The thoroughbred constitution depends so much on activity. · 142 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? · 142 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · meant LOW Blood flow. Nutrient arteries are all butr non-existance that far distal on the leg · 142 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 got the best of Sea Moon in the Breeders' Cup Turf, but the Trackman sees a possible reversal of that exacta in Paris...Read More
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  • edgaropena · checked the weather and looks to be light to moderate showers all day. Very tough Prix de l'Arc, but I am sticking with Camelot over Great Heavens, Orfevre, SeaMoon, and Bayrir. · 561 days ago ·
  • rainbowunicornsforthewin! · Hello there!! my name is mr potato head and my dick is bigger than yours!! · 167 days ago ·
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. · 177 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. · 177 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
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The latest news on St Nicholas Abbey is not the best. The following comes straight from Coolmore updates on Twitter this morning ...Read More
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  • Yukichan · My prayers are with Nic and his caretakers and vets. Please pull through! · 235 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Very good news from Coolmore ... "Surgeons Dr Kelly & Dr O‘Brien are more upbeat on his prognosis however there are many weeks to go before St Nicholas Abbey is out of danger." · 228 days ago ·
Declaration of War came, he saw and he conquered in accounting for his five rivals with the utmost ease to win going away in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If Coolmore run Declaration of War in the BC Classic I think it gives them the best chance of winning the race they've had when the venue has been held on conventional dirt since Giant's Causeway in 2000. DOW's pedigree suggest he should go well on dirt, and I'm convinced 10f suits this horse even better than a mile does. I would like DOW chances of beating the horses lining up for the BC Classic over trying to beat Wise Dan in the BC Mile. JMO. · 240 days ago ·

St Nicholas Abbey - Race Results & Past Performances

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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