2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was sent home to Stonestreet Farm this past Tuesday to begin the next stage of her recuperation following abdominal surgery performed at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky.
The now 7-year-old mare, with the white upside down question mark marking on her face, had been hospitalized since February 12.
“Having Rachel home is a milestone in her recovery,” said owner Barbara Banke. “I am deeply grateful to Drs. (Brett) Woodie, (Bonnie) Barr, (Steve) Reed and the entire Rood & Riddle team for the unparalleled care Rachel has received. A special thank you to Alex Riddle for keeping Rachel’s fans updated on her progress and to Medicine Technician Brent Comer for his dedication to her care.”
For now, a Rood & Riddle medical team will accompany Rachel back home and watch her around the clock while Dr. Barr checks her progress with daily visits to the farm.
“This time of transition is a big step, as well as an added stress ...