Rachel Alexandra, foal taken to equine clinic

Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin foal.

Cross-posted from The Blood-Horse via the Associated Press

Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin foal.
Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin foal. Image: Stonestreet Farm

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and her newborn colt have been taken to an equine clinic for pain management related to the birth, according to a spokesman.

Spokeswoman Caroline Shaw said in an e-mail Jan. 27 that Rachel Alexandra and the colt are expected to return to Stonestreet Farm in a couple of days, barring unforeseen issues.

They were taken to Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington “as a precautionary measure,” the e-mail said.

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In a press release issued by the owner, it says the mare and foal are expected to return to the farm in a couple of days.

“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.”

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