Rachel making pleasing progress

Veterinarians are pleased with the progress of Rachel Alexandra following abdominal surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky.

A Stonestreet Farm, press release quoted Dr. Brett Woodie, who performed the surgery, as saying her recovery has been better than expected.  “We continue to hope for steady, uneventful, daily progress.”  The 2009 Horse of the Year had suffered foaling complications after delivering a Bernardini filly last month.

The seven year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare has been taken off IV fluids and nutrition and she continues to hand walk and graze several times a day. Her vitals are normal and her trademark spirit has returned, including a nip here and there.

Stonestreet also posted recent pictures of Rachel Alexandra’s Bernardini filly along with her nurse mare Ojos.  Their Facebook page can be viewed here.