2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was taken off IV fluids and her special diet this past Saturday at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, according to a release from Stonestreet Farm, who own the mare.
Attending Veterinarians were so encouraged by her progress the decision to take her off the IV appeared rather easy.
“I couldn’t be happier with where she is right now,” Dr. Brett Woodie said
Her vital signs remain normal and her strength and “feistiness” continue to improve.
Rachel Alexandra, who had the single greatest season for a three year old filly in the history of Horse Racing, has been going on walks everyday that have been longer and longer and has been grazing regularly as well.
Woodie and Dr. Bonnie Barr, the attending veterinarians, cautioned that Rachel Alexandra was “not out of the woods yet”, but they are pleased by her progress.
Stonestreet added that the next update on their champion mare would be issued Thursday, Feb. 28.