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‘Feisty’ Rachel Alexandra Continues to Progress Well

Veterinarians monitoring Rachel Alexandra’s recovery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital report the abscess drained on March 7th, continues to respond well to treatment. Rachel’s appetite is strong and the Rood & Riddle team noted an increase in “feisty” behavior during her walks last week. Look for the next update on Tuesday, March 26th barring […]

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Ive Struck a Nerve Set for Surgery Monday

Ive Struck a Nerve, upset winner of the G2 Risen Star Stakes two weeks ago, is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. The 3-year-old colt by Yankee Gentleman fractured a sesamoid in his left front ankle during a workout Saturday morning. According to a report in the Daily […]

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Vets take Rachel off IV fluids

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle are encouraged by Rachel Alexandra’s progress as she recovers from abdominal surgery.  Her appetite has improved so that, on Saturday, she was taken off of IV fluids and nutrition. Dr. Brett Woodie said, “I couldn’t be happier with where she is right now.” As her vital signs remain normal and […]

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Does stem cell therapy hold the key to finding laminitis cure?

Is it possible that stem cell therapy holds the key to finding a cure to laminitis, a disease that has taken so many of horse racing’s stars? No one would make that kind of bold claim unequivocally but two veterinarians, Raul Bras from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and John Peroni of the University of […]

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Nehro sidelined with ankle chips

Nehro, the 2011 Kentucky Derby runner-up who was most recently sixth in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 16, has been taken out of training and is scheduled to undergo surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington as early as this week to remove ankle chips, the colt’s owner, […]

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Video: Rachel Alexandra’s foal takes a romp in the paddock

In its latest news release, Stonestreet Farm said both Rachel Alexandra and her week-old colt continue to do well at Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic near Lexington. The farm has released a home video of the colt by Curlin romping in the paddock at the clinic. To view the video, click here.

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Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch retired after surgery

Surgery performed to repair a condylar fracture of the left front leg of 15th-place Kentucky Derby finisher Archarcharch was successful on Sunday, but the winner of  the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby will not race again, according to Val Yagos, who owns the Arch colt with her husband, Robert. “Archarcharch made it through surgery like a […]

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WinStar Farm said 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver has been diagnosed with condylar bruising, including a “major bruise on the cannon bone,” and has been sent to WinStar’s training barn in Kentucky for observation. The farm distributed the following press release: Derby Champion Super Saver on the shelf due to condylar bruising. […]

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