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Horse Racing: St Nicholas Abbey making progress

St Nicholas AbbeyAidan O'Brien's six-times Group One winner had to be retired after suffering the leg injury on the gallops at Ballydoyle when being prepared for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.


A few days after surgery, the six-year-old contracted colic, and he had a further setback when it was discovered a steel weight-bearing pin in a cannon bone had broken.


However, recent reports have been upbeat and a tweet from Coolmore on Monday afternoon read: "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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