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Camelot undergoes exploratory colic surgery

Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 20:56 | Comments

Camelot made little impression when he tackled his elders for the first time in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday
Camelot made little impression when he tackled his elders for the first time in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday

Aidan O'Brien's 2000 Guineas and dual Derby winner Camelot has undergone exploratory colic surgery, Coolmore have said.

The colt, who attempted to become the first Triple Crown winner in over 40 years at Doncaster last month where he just came up short, has been admitted to Fethard Veterinary Hospital.

Camelot ran in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday where he finished seventh when ridden by Frankie Dettori.

A tweet from Coolmore Stud read: "Triple Classic winner Camelot was admitted to Fethard Veterinary Hospital this evening and underwent exploratory colic surgery.

"Obviously it is still very early days but a further bulletin will be released in the morning."

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