Rachel Alexandra, Foal Taken to Vet Facility
by The Associated Press
Date Posted: 1/27/2012 7:27:23 PM
Last Updated: 1/30/2012 12:37:06 PM

Rachel Alexandra and her Curlin colt
Photo: Courtesy Stonestreet Farm

Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and her newborn colt have been taken to an equine facility for pain management related to the birth, according to a spokesman.

Spokeswoman Caroline Shaw said in an e-mail Jan. 27 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 Hospital in Lexington "as a precautionary measure,'' the e-mail said.

The 6-year-old Rachel Alexandra is owned by Barbara Banke, who is also majority owner of Curlin  , the 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year and sire of the foal born Jan. 22.

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