Camelot recovers well after colic surgery, say owners Coolmore

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Superb Camelot wins the 2012 Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby winner Camelot is recovering well after exploratory surgery for colic, his owners have announced.

A Coolmore Stud spokesman said: "He is doing great. The veterinary team are delighted with his progress to date."

The three-year-old was admitted to Fethard Veterinary Hospital in County Tipperary on Thursday.

Colic, an intestinal disorder, can prove fatal for horses without surgical intervention.

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

The colt was beaten in the St Leger by Encke in September, narrowly missing the chance to win the Triple Crown.

Camelot, trained by Aidan O'Brien, began the season with success in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, later adding the Derby at Epsom and the Irish Derby at the Curragh in June.

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