Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra’s Condition Improves Again; Off IV Fluids

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.

Comments

  1. RAE ANN EDWARDS says

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH RACHEL AND HER BABY, HOPE THAT SHE COMES THRU THIS WITH FLYING COLORS AND CAN BE REUNITED WITH A NEW BABY. SHE IS JUST A WONDER TO ALL OF US HORSE LOVERS. GET WELL SOON

  2. Anita Stephens says

    My husband and I saw Rachel win at Our first trip to saratoga. She is so special to us and in our hearts, she’s part of our family too. Our prayers and hearts are with her and her kids now. We’ve seen her strength and determination and that will get her this ordeal. Mrs. Banke…Thank you for keeping the world in touch. Sincerely, Anita Stephens

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