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Rood & Riddle: Rachel Alexandra remains stable

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital provided the following press release on the encouraging signs exhibited by Rachel Alexandra as she recovers from complications of foaling: February 20, 2013: Lexington, KY— Rachel Alexandra continues to face her recovery from abdominal surgery as a result of foaling complications, with the same courage and determination that made her a champion on the track. Her attending veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Dr. Brett Woodie and Dr. Bonnie Barr are pleased with her progress, which has included several short walks a day and an improved appetite this week. As her diet becomes more normal, […]

An OTTB gets a lesson in western gear

Clubhouse Q&A: Neck reining an OTTB

Not every rider is pointing his or her ex-racehorse Thoroughbred toward the grassy, fast fields of a cross-country course. Some prefer the tight turns, and super fast starts and stops of a barrel race, another venue in which the Thoroughbred can shine, according to longtime horseman and OTTB trainer Lynn Sullivan of Oklahoma In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Sullivan, of says she has trained many Thoroughbreds who are actually better suited for the barrels than they are jumping, and she offers tips on how to re-train for this exciting sport. Q: Lynn, a reader asked me to look into […]