Champion sprinter Apache Cat is set to undergo treatment for eye cancer.
The eight-time Group 1 winner is set to have radiation treatment later this month, with Living Legends CEO Dr Andrew Clarke saying he was confident of a positive outcome.
“On the 23rd they will scrape off as much of the (Cancerous) tissue as they can and they … (will do) radiation treatment,” Dr Clarke told RSN.
“It only goes 2mm deep. So he will have the radiation treatment on it and the prognosis is very good, but … you’ve still got to be nervous about these types of things.
“The good thing is we have got onto it early.”
Dr Clarke said he had started to get concerned about Apache Cat’s eye in November last year.
“Pache has always had a little bit of conjunctivitis in summer. Back in late November he had a little bit of what looked to be conjunctivitis and I had a look and I just wasn’t happy, there was a little angry spot in there,” he said.
“We had a couple of visits to Andrew (Turner, an eye specialist) and about three weeks ago we had to take Pache and have a biopsy done.
“It is the typical sort of sun type tumour you get on your skin. It’s very rare in the position (on Apache Cat).”