09/06/2006 11:00PM

Lost in the Fog has his first chemotherapy treatment

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Lost in the Fog, the 2005 Eclipse sprint champion, had his first of six planned chemotherapy treatments at the University of California at Davis on Thursday.

The 4-year-old colt was diagnosed with cancer last month. If he showed no adverse reaction to the treatment Thursday afternoon, he was to be returned to his stall at Golden Gate Fields on Friday, according to Dr. Gary Magdesian, who is handling the colt's treatment.

Lost in the Fog had previously undergone steroid treatment that failed to shrink the three tumors discovered in him last month.

Magdesian said that Lost in the Fog's blood work would be monitored closely between treatments as would his bone marrow. Lost in the Fog's chemotherapy sessions will be spaced three weeks apart.