This Saturday, August 31, 2013, the 60th running of the Woodward Stakes for 3YOs and up will be run. The race is a very prestigious Grade I race, named for the prominent horse owner George Nicholas Woodward, that has helped to determine the end of the year championships in Thoroughbred racing.
The 2012 Haskell winner, and 2012 Belmont Stakes runner up, Paynter fell ill in late July, 2012 right after winning the Haskell. He was sick with colitis, which could have killed him. He then had to fight the beginnings of laminitis in 3 of his four feet.
2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continues to “respond well” to treatments after an abscess was drained on March 7.
The abscess developed on March 6, which was some 30 days after the champion had surgery to repair an abdominal tear do to complications from foaling a Bernardini filly in early February.
Veterinarians monitoring Rachel Alexandra’s recovery at Rood &...
2009 Horse of the Year, and the immensely popular, Rachel Alexandra is doing “better than expected” despite a second (minor) surgical procedure performed this past Saturday according to a statement from owner Stonestreet Farm.
Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Ky. have been closely monitoring the champion since she underwent abdominal surgery following foaling...
We have lots to go over in this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week…or should I say race(s) of the week. This weekend we will be looking at two top 2013 Kentucky Derby prep races in the 2013 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds where Normandy Invasion has been installed as the 5/2 morning line favorite and the 2013 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park where top contender...
In this blog, I will be writing yet another blog about a broodmare named Rachel Alexandra, who lives at Stonestreet Farms. The late Jesse Jackson, who founded the farm, bought Rachel after her Kentucky Oaks triumph.
Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year who gave birth to her first foal in January, is expecting again.
Stonestreet Farm announced the news in a tweet Saturday: ''IT'S A GIRL!!!!''
The tweet says Rachel is in foal to Bernardini with a filly.
Rachel had a bay colt in January after being bred to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin.
Rachel was the first filly...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2012
Algorithms gunned down 2010 two year old champion Hansen in mid stretch and drew away to a very impressive 5 length victory in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida on Saturday. In the process, the good looking, beautifully strided son of Bernardini put himself squarely in the mix as a top three old and a Kentucky Derby threat.
The day before, also at Gulfstream...
A spokeswoman says 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.
Spokeswoman Caroline Shaw said in an email Friday 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012
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Rachel Alexandra and her first foal are ''doing well'' a day after the 2009 Horse of the Year gave birth to a bay colt.
Stonestreet Farm says on its website Monday that the focus will be on allowing Rachel and her foal to adjust to one another, and farm manager Gary Megibben adds that Rachel is ''a natural mother who took to the colt immediately.''...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2012