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Breeders Cup 2015

Rachel Alexandra and her first foal are fine after hospital visit

Rest easy my friends. After an afternoon of worry due to rampant rumors on social media, we can all take a deep breath. Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin foal are doing well.
The following release and photo are courtesy of Stonestreet Farms:
2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and her six-day old colt by 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin, were taken to the Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, KY as a precautionary measure after her delivery for pain management related to the birth. Rachel has been under the care of Dr. Bonnie Barr, who is ensuring both mother and foal are doing well.
“Rachel has proven to be an extraordinary mother and taking to her feisty colt right away,”  said owner Barbara Banke. “I’m a Rachel-chondriac. We are taking every precaution to ensure that Rachel and her colt are healthy and happy.”

Assuming no unforeseen issues, mother and foal are expected to return to Stonestreet Farm in a couple of days. 




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Looks like Rachel Alexandra and foal are back home. This is Stonestreet Farm's post on Facebook, "Home Sweet Home!!" http://t.co/kMNtuCji
Brian you have done a great job keeping a lid on the craziness, thank you. That boy has some long legs, I bet his momma was sore. Want to see them back home at Stonestreet.
He looks strong....those legs! wow
Today I saw an updated picture of the colt. He is looking more like his daddy as the days progress.
No ... I was told this afternoon by someone close to her that they were both fine, and then read what was in the press release. Anything further than that would just be conjecture on my part.
Thank you, Brian, for having the patience of Job. (see above =0 )
I'll be glad too when they are both back at the farm. It's got to be very stressful on both Rachel and the foal to have to be shipped away from the farm and sent to a strange environment.
Zatt, Have you heard "why" they felt she and foal needed to be shipped off to the equine hospital? something had to be wrong. for the past two years RA hasn't looked like happy horse.
Rachel Alexandra may have just seemed ” off” to those that know her and like the article said took percautionary measures. Doesn't sound like there may be any definite thing wrong. Sounds like good news, and her connections were just being proactive, otherwise I don't think they would say so.
I'll be happy when they are both back on the farm!
I think we are all worried and need a clear cut explanation please so we dont worry ourselves sick
The news sounds very good ... I would not worry further unless there is reason to worry.
Ok, so is this a normal thing after foaling or is something no so good going on? Hope they both are ok.

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