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Report: Lizard’s Desire suffering from life-threatening laminitis

The life of 2010 Dubai World Cup second Lizard’s Desire is in question as DubaiRaceNight.com has received reports that the Mike DeKock-trainee is suffering from severe laminitis.  He was most recently the winner of the 2010 Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) at Kranji.  Following the win, Lizard’s Desire was put on the shelf in preparation for the 2011 Dubai racing season.  Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, and trained by Mike De Kock, Lizard’s Desire has a career mark of seven wins, six seconds and two thirds from 19 lifetime starts. 

It has been a remarkable 2010 racing season for the Albert Boshoff-bred son of Lizard Island.  Winning two handicaps at the Dubai International Racing Carnival, before a heartbreaking second in the Dubai World Cup (G1), he followed that with another nailbiting placing in the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) at Sha Tin.  Going close in top company was a memory when Lizard’s Desire defeated Gloria De Campeao, Dubai Duty Free (G1) winner Al Shemali, and Jebel Hatta (G2) winner Presvis in the 2010 Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) at Kranji. 

DubaiRaceNight.com is attempting to confirm specific details of the situation and will pass along any developments as they become available.

One comment

  1. I really hated reading this story. As well as Lizard’s Desire has raced in 2010 in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The colt really came into his own in 2010, and likely had a tremendous future in racing ahead of him. Best wishes to Lizard’s Desire and the Mike De Kock team for this sad, tragic loss to racing.

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