04/16/2013 3:42PM

Rachel Alexandra continuing recovery at Stonestreet

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Courtesy Stonestreet Farm
Rachel Alexandra in her paddock at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky., on April 16.

After returning home late last month, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continues to do well as she recovers from surgery related to foaling complication.

The 7-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare enjoyed free movement in a paddock at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky., for two hours on Tuesday, the first time she had done so. Stonestreet stated that the mare’s time in the paddock will be gradually increased each day.

Rachel Alexandra delivered her second foal, a filly by Darley sire Bernardini, early on Feb. 12. The following day, the mare was rushed to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington after displaying signs of distress, and underwent abdominal surgery to remove a damaged area of her small colon, injured during foaling. She remained at Rood and Riddle for nearly six weeks before returning to Stonestreet on March 26.

Stonestreet employees and Rood and Riddle medical technicians are continuing to monitor Rachel Alexandra she continues her recovery.