Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday.
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Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is battling infection as she tries to recover from surgery to treat a colon injury suffered while foaling a healthy Bernardini filly Feb. 12.

Following surgery Feb. 13 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to treat an injured small colon and resulting infection, the 2009 Blackberry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner continued to receive treatment Feb. 14 at the Lexington, Ky., equine hospital.

Managing clinicians Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a veterinary surgeon, and Bonnie Barr, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, an equine internal medicine specialist, said during a press conference Feb. 14 it was too early to offer a prognosis. ( Rood & Riddle press conference.)

"Right now it’s too early to say," Barr said. "We have to see how she responds to treatment and take it one day at a time

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Frank Angst is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine. An American Horse Publications three-time winner in best news story category, Angst has covered horse racing for more than a decade. Angst spent ten years at Thoroughbred Times, where he earned awards as that magazine’s senior writer and helped launch Thoroughbred Times TODAY. Besides covering horse racing, Angst enjoys handicapping. Angst has written about sports for more than 20 years, including several seasons covering a nationally ranked Marshall Thundering Herd football team.

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