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Dr. Brett Woodie of Rood & Riddle

Rood & Riddle: Rachel Alexandra in very serious condition

2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was said to be doing “the best that can be expected,” at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, following surgery related to foaling complications. In a press release from Rood & Riddle, Dr. Brett Woodie, attending surgeon on the case, reported that her condition is “very serious” and it is too early to give an accurate prognosis. Rachel Alexandra was rushed to Rood & Riddle in Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon when a change in her demeanor was observed following the Tuesday birth of her second foal, a 140-pound filly sired by 2006 champion […]

Belle sporting her new winter blanket

Stork delivers a Formidably cute filly

Three Chimneys Farm stallion Formidable became a father for the first time on Jan. 9 with the birth of his progeny, Belle. At 10:45 p.m., the Palomino Quarter Horse mare Norma went into labor at the University of Minnesota’s Crookston equine campus, and delivered a tall, leggy filly who is sorrel in color, and carries a more fine-boned Thoroughbred trait, rather than the stockier Quarter Horse build, says Andrea Reed, equine lab services coordinator. Formidable, the handsome son of Sky Mesa, was donated by Three Chimneys Farm last March to the university’s equine program, and was bred to Norma, a […]