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.