Rachel Alexandra progressing well following abscess

Stonestreet Farm release:

Stonestreet Farm’s champion mare Rachel Alexandra is healing well following a surgical procedure performed Thursday, March 7th to drain an abscess that developed adjacent to her reproductive tract and rectum.

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital are pleased that her appetite is ‘even more voracious’ to start the week, and her attitude and vital signs remain normal.

This Wednesday marks one month since the 2009 Horse of the Year underwent abdominal surgery to remove a damaged section of colon following the birth of her filly by Bernardini on February 12th.

Though the 7-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro continues to make remarkable progress on what has been called a ‘long road’ toward recovery, last week’s procedure was a reminder of the many hurdles she can face along the way.

Rachel Alexandra remains under close observation at Rood & Riddle. The next update on her progress is slated to come one week from today, March 18th, barring any change in her condition.