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Dr. Barr

Rood & Riddle: Rachel Alexandra is ‘brighter’

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital provided the following press release on Rachel Alexandra and the ongoing efforts to help her recover from complications of foaling: Rachel Alexandra’s condition remained serious at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital on Friday following surgery to repair a section of her small colon. The attending veterinarians on her case, Dr. Bonnie Barr and Dr. Brett Woodie, are pleased with her progress, with Dr. Barr calling her a ‘strong mare.’ Her vital signs remain normal and she was brighter, more alert and demonstrating an improved attitude on Friday afternoon. “She looks better today,” said owner Barbara […]

Red At Nite and Amy Allison of New Vocations

A respite comes for hard-luck trainer and OTTBs

On cold nights, former race trainer and Vietnam veteran Herbie Harris slept in his car. And when the nights in Franklin County, Ohio were a little warmer, he bedded down in a small feed room in the barn where he kept 11 ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds, which he could neither afford, no turn away. While Harris subsisted on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and handouts from friends, the 65-year-old ex-race-trainer from Charles Town and Beulah parks, struggled to stretch his meager Social Security check to buy enough feed for those he had taken in. “I am an animal lover and all of […]