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Rachel Alexandra serious after surgery

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  • Rachel Alexandra serious after surgery

    The 2009 Horse of the Year had surgery Wednesday to repair an area of bruising in her small colon, which was injured during foaling, according to Stonestreet Farm.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mor...#ixzz2KsGxWTYT
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

  • #2
    Oh wow. Bad news. MUST they breed her every year??


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      • #4
        Poor thing, hope she recovers :-( Didn't she have post foaling complications last year too?


        • #5
          This has nothing to do with her being bred two years in a row. It will be interesting to see what the decide to do with her assuming she recovers. I had to retire my mare for throwing too large of babies for her to safely deliver but that obviously wasn't the size of loss to the gene pool as Rachel would be. Jingles for her and for the nurse mare's foal.
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home


          • #6
            Just saw this news on my fb. I hope she makes a full recovery.
            I was wondering too about her future as a broodmare. If she were mine, I don't think I would risk it after this, but wouldn't it be wonderful for the sport horse world if they did embryo transfers?
            Lori T
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            • #7
              Jingles for a speedy recovery, Rachel!


              • #8
                Oh my. I was just thinking a day or two ago how nerve wracking it must be to have these high quality mares and having to worry about a foaling-related problem. Not sure that my nerves could cope! I sure hope she recovers OK.
                She's for sure in good hands, but I'll be jingling away anyhow.
                We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                  This has nothing to do with her being bred two years in a row. It will be interesting to see what the decide to do with her assuming she recovers. I had to retire my mare for throwing too large of babies for her to safely deliver but that obviously wasn't the size of loss to the gene pool as Rachel would be. Jingles for her and for the nurse mare's foal.
                  Your right laurie most likely not a product of being bred back to back. However she did have "bruising" and complications last year that involved an trip to the clinic 24hrs post foaling. She seems to have large foals and perhaps there is some underlying weakness.

                  Wishing her a speedy recovery. I wouldn't want to have to be the person who decides weather or not to breed her again.
                  "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"


                  • #10
                    Saw this late last night. She is such a special horse. Was at Saratoga for her Woodward - the crowd was electric. One of my most memorable days of racing. Praying she'll be fine.
                    But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                    • #11
                      Right. So if you breed her every 5 years she still has a large foal.
                      McDowell Racing Stables

                      Home Away From Home


                      • #12
                        Oh I hope she comes out of this OK! I remember thinking wow when the article stated that the foal weighed 140 lbs..


                        • #13
                          Depending on how serious this is, I would venture they would not breed her again. She is such a hugely popular, special mare to the public, and to Barbara. They certainly don't *need* to breed her again. The fallout from her dying next year from foaling would be huge I believe.

                          This is when I really want to smack the JC. Allow at least some AI and surrogate mares and regulate it.
                          We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                          • #14
                            Jingles to RA and her foal. I stared at the pics announcing the filly's arrival and Rachel looked so beautiful.


                            • #15
                              JINGLES JINGLES JINGLES!!! This is the horse of MY lifetime
                              I see distances. Most times more than one. Sometimes I pick the right one, sometimes I pick the wrong one, and sometimes I close my eyes and let Jesus take the wheel.


                              • #16
                                Prayers for Rachel. I don't follow many horse's racing career, but I followed her's. You couldn't help but love her, and root for her. I hope that she has a 100% recovery.

                                As far as breeding goes, I suppose I'm just dreaming, but, wouldn't it be fantastic if they breed her via embryo transfer to either a sport Thoroughbred or a Warmblood? She's such an athlete that I imagine her bloodlines would be a real asset.
                                If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                                Desmond Tutu


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                                  • #18
                                    Jingling madly for Rachel Alexandra and her foal!!!

                                    Anybody get HRTV? Alex Riddle of Rood & Riddle is supposed to be on with an update at noon.
                                    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                                    • #19
                                      I was there for her Haskell - 40,000 people were all screaming like crazy when she passed the boys and crossed the finish line first. It was deafening and amazing. She was an amazing racemare.

                                      I hope she recovers and they give her a year off to recover at least. I believe her colt last year was rather large too.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Louise View Post
                                        As far as breeding goes, I suppose I'm just dreaming, but, wouldn't it be fantastic if they breed her via embryo transfer to either a sport Thoroughbred or a Warmblood? She's such an athlete that I imagine her bloodlines would be a real asset.
                                        My thoughts exactly. I'd buy an embryo - if I could afford it
                                        Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.