Paynter, Ahmed Zayat’s Haskell winner who is recovering from colitis
and early-stage laminitis, appears to be improving, according to tweets
from his connections.
Justin Zayat, racing and bloodstock manager for his father’s Zayat
Stables, tweeted that Paynter could undergo hyperbaric chamber therapy
and might be turned out in a small pen within 10 days at the Fair Hill
Equine Therapy Center, where he has been recuperating since Oct. 15.
Zayat reported that the 3-year-old Awesome Again colt has gained 17
pounds in less than a week, bringing his weight to 938 pounds. Zayat
also tweeted a text sent by the rehabilitation center’s founder, Bruce
Jackson, saying that the colt’s temperature remains in normal range at
around 100.6 to 100.8 degrees and “his attitude is just great.”