2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra remains in “serious but stable” condition as she continues to recover from abdominal surgery performed last Wednesday following complications from foaling a Bernardini filly early last week.
The now 7-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was “bright and alert with normal vital signs,” doctors reported at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky., this weekend and she also began receiving a very small amount of feed in addition to her IV fluids and nutrition.
Attending veterinarians Dr. Bonnie Barr and Dr. Brett Woodie were encouraged by her progress.
“Rachel continues to be monitored closely at Rood & Riddle,” owner Stonestreet Farm said in a press release. “If her condition should change, we will provide a timely update, otherwise, we continue to be deeply grateful for the support and comfort her fans have provided during this difficult time.”
Rachel Alexandra delivered the 140-pound filly last Tuesday, after which she underwen...