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'Rachel' taken off IV fluids

Updated: February 28, 2013, 5:40 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Bloodhorse

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington remain pleased with the progress of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra following her abdominal surgery resulting from foaling complications Feb. 13.

According to a Feb. 28 update from Stonestreet Farm, Dr. Brett Woodie, who performed the surgery, calls the recovery of the 7-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro "better than expected."

Over the weekend of Feb. 23-24, Rachel Alexandra's appetite was good enough that ...

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