Nyquist recovering after colic surgery

Nyquist is expected to carry out stallion duties as planned in 2017

PICTURE: Getty Images Nyquist recovering well following colic surgery
By Mark Scully 9:45PM 23 DEC 2016

NYQUIST, winner of the Kentucky Derby in May and recent addition to the stallion roster at Darley's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, has undergone successful colic surgery.

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The five-time Group 1 winner and champion two-year-old colt of 2015 was reported by Darley on Friday to be recovering well following an operation at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute on Thursday.

Nyquist is due to stand his first season at stud next year, having been retired from racing in October and Darley COO Dan Pride is not expecting this week's medical setback to impact upon that schedule.

"The surgeons discovered a slight twist in his intestines during the procedure and were able to make the necessary repairs without complication," he said.

"At this point, we are confident that he will be fully recovered and ready for the 2017 breeding season."

Nyquist will stand for a fee of $40,000.

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