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Breeders Cup Mile Star Fights For His Life

Friday, 11th December 2009

6YO entire Kip Deville (Kipling- Klondike Kaytie, by Encino) is suffering severe laminitis which stemmed from a routine bout of colic, reported bloodhorse.com. Owned by IEAH Stables, Kip Deville was moved to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington and is currently being cared for by Dr. Scott Hopper. IEAH president Mike Lavarone commented: “He is still in extremely guarded condition. The laminitis has progressed, unfortunately, and he is in critical condition.” Bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, Kip Deville was purchased by a group led by IEAH in June 2006 and went on to win three graded stakes over the next 10 months. Kip Devine was a 4-time Gr1 winner who notched 12 wins (including 2009’s Gr1 Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp, 2008s Gr1 Keeneland Maker's Mark Mile Stakes, Gr3 Belmont Poker Hcp, plus 2007’s Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes, Gr3 Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile Hcp & Gr2 Keeneland Maker's Mark Mile Stakes) & 6 placings including (2008’s Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes, 2007’s Gr1 Woodbine Mile Stakes & Gr3 Monmouth Oceanport Stakes) from 30 starts for US$3,325,489 earnings.

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