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