While it seems we can once again take a cautiously optimistic view of Barbaro’s situation (here and here as well), the news is not so good for Lost in the Fog. Over the last few days he has gone from being treated for what was thought to be a not-overly-serious case of colic to having a cancerous mass in his spleen. Obviously his recent lackluster performances were not simply due to his being tired or unwilling to run. The Blood-Horse notes that the surgery required is fairly uncommon and that his connections are looking for the best possible treatment.
For all things veterinary, Dr. Dean Richardson will be doing an online chat this evening in conjunction with The Blood Horse. It’s scheduled for 6 pm ET (although given his recent name recognition, one might assume that Lost in the Fog’s connections and/or journalists might try to take up a bit of his time as well).
In somewhat complex racing news, an owner has sued a trainer for a positive drug test that resulted in a disqualification. An added twist is that the owner in question also owned the recently-deceased New Joysey Jeff, half-brother to the filly mentioned in the suit. It will be interesting to see where this leads.
More to come later this week…but in the meantime, good luck to Lost in the Fog.