Dubai World Cup runner-up Lizard's Desire,
who lost the world's richest race in the narrowest of photo-finishes,
is suffering from a debilitating and often fatal hoof inflammation.
The five-year-old gelding has laminitis, believed to have been
brought on by an earlier bout of enteritis (inflammation of the
intestine), and is now undergoing treatment at owner Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Dubai farm.