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Sep 22, 2006

Lost in the Fog loses battle with cancer


Albany, CA (Sports Network) - Lost in the Fog, the 2005 champion sprinter, was humanely destroyed on Sunday, September 17 at Golden Gate Fields. The four-year-old was diagnosed with cancerous tumors in August.

Lost in the Fog was euthanized at Golden Gate Fields after his trainer, Greg Gilchrist, noticed the horse was in discomfort.

Owned by Harry Aleo, Lost in the Fog was awared the 2005 Eclipse Award as champion sprinter after compiling a record of eight wins in nine races. He finished sixth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint to Silver Train.

Lost in the Fog was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He received his first treatment on Friday, September 8 and was scheduled for further chemotherapy later this month. Cancer is known to be rare in horses.

Lost in the Fog won his first 10-career starts on his way to a final record of 11 victories in 14 starts. He earned just under $1 million.

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