He is the highest priced yearling in Australia, having sold for $5M this April.
The article says the next 24 hrs are crucial. He developed an infection after an apparent white-tail spider bite, could not shake off the infection, had a negative reaction to antibiotics, then diarrhea which has resulted in laminitis. Been going on for over two weeks.
Poor fella. Certainly hope he gets through this.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes
Just the spider bite alone takes an unbelievable amount of time for recovery. I had a boarder whose horse got bit by a brown recluse. Owner lived 60 miles away, and at that time I still worked full time. We tried treating him here for a couple of weeks, then vet said he needed more frequent medication (I can't even remember what all we were giving him) so he had to go to the clinic. He was in the clinic for at least 2months. He did make a full recovery though(except for a nasty scar), and went on to become a good endurance horse.
"Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George
How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand!
A well-known Victorian racing identity accused of mishandling more than $190 million from an exclusive punters' club has not paid a $5 million bill for the half-brother of champion mare Black Caviar.
He is now potentially facing another legal action over his purchase of Black Caviar's brother. Inglis is considering suing to recover payment for the colt, known as Jimmy, which until two weeks ago was gravely ill with the hoof disease laminitis.
Bill Vlahos, representing the BC3 Thoroughbreds syndicate, bought the yearling - the most expensive sale of its kind in Australian history - six months ago from leading bloodstock company, Inglis.
Black Caviar's lineage is now the most valuable in the southern hemisphere, but the illness means the record-breaking colt is unfit for racing and could have only a stud career ahead. The insurance policy on the colt can be paid out only on death.