Champions have to fight many battles in their careers, both on and off the track, and that was witnessed with eight-time Group 1 winner Apache Cat at South Eastern Equine Clinic on Tuesday.
The Living Legends resident was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma to his right eye recently and he received his first dose of radiation by internationally recognised equine veterinary eye specialist Dr Andrew Turner, assisted by human radiation therapist Faye Tuchtan.
The condition, which is common in breeds and individuals who lack pigment around the eye, was quickly diagnosed by the team at Living Legends, who were determined to have the issue resolved and the champ back in his favourite paddock as quickly as possible.
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Article written by: Sam Doran