Congrats to New Momma-Rachel Alexandra

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  1. skipaway

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    What is the sweetest picture ever, anywhere.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    He's adorable! I look forward to seeing many, many pictures of him as he grows up.
     
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    Can't get the first steps, but that star, those legs, everything's precious.
     
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    Awwww! :swoon:
    Just born and already walking? Such a fast learner! :lol:
     
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    His hindquarters are freaking huge! He's so cute.
     
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    That first picture w/his front legs splayed out and him looking around...*wibbles*...

    Wat a wittle precious baby boy!!!

    :D

    Seriously now, he's gorgeous!! What a lovely little colt he is indeed. :)

    So happy to hear all went well and there's happy and healthy new little guy in the Horse World. :)
     
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    His name should be Star Bright, look at that blaze on his forehead.
     
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    Transported to Rood and Riddle for "pain management related to birth".
    I don't know a thing about the care and feeding of horses, but I hope this is not a big deal. The other boards I'm on for thoroughbred racing are alite with this story. Hope she feels better soon.

    Rachel Alexandra makes Precautionary Trip to Hopsital

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  13. skipaway

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    Rachel's baby romping in paddock at Rood and Riddle.
    Stonestreet stable says Rachel's doing well.

    Baby
     
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    Hey, look how fast I can go when I get all four legs moving together! :)
     
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    Now the big countdown...Queen Z's been moved to the foaling barn!

    (Right now, btw, Vegas is saying something like 50-1 the Curlin-Rachael Alexandra foal is in the Derby in three years, 100-1 on No. At the current odds I'd happily but $20 on no. I'll be impressed if he makes it out of Maiden Special Weights and fully expect him to be nothing of consequence. Great race mares rarely produce great runners--biggest disaster was Genuine Risk, with two foals that were worthless in flat racing and one slipped pregnancy, and of course that was the one by Secretariat.)
     
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    Z will get her own thread ;)

    As to your other point, there's about a 1:1235 chance of little Rachel/Curlin making the field. Live foal births estimates for 2012 by the Jockey Club are approx 24,700. I still wouldn't make a bet either.
     
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    Personally, I don't care if he races or not. Everything went well, there was a live birth and the little guy's doing well. That's all that's important to me.

    Although, I do know there's a lot of money riding on this lil guy. I'm not that far into a fantasy world here. ;) However, I do believe that anything after what I posted up there is just gravy now. :)
     
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    There's a name that colt contest on Stonestreet's web page for Rachel. Winner gets a meet and great with Rachel and the little one, and overnight stay in the guesthouse there.... Hmmm.... {puts thinking cap on}
     
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    There's a cute new video of the little guy on the bloodhorse website. He's getting a whole lot of attention and petting, and seems to mostly like it. He's pretty adorable.
     
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    Rachel Alexandra is now in foal to Bernardini (sire of Zenyatta's colt) :cheer2:
     
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    Just announced after the running of the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga was the name of RA and Curlin's colt: Jess's Dream. Kind of meh to me.
     
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    Stonestreet is having another Meet Rachel day, on October 12. There are 4 sessions, 25 fans max per session, rsvp instructions on their facebook page.

    I put in for it. I figure, what the heck, maybe I can meet the Princess (sorry, I have to call Zenyatta the queen, but I love Rachel, too). We'll see if I get in.
     
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    So I was notified today that I get to meet Rachel Alexandra on October 12. :) Who would ever have thought I'd get to meet Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra within 6 weeks of each other? :D We won't get to feed her, but I have always heard the farm hosts a very nice visit for people. I will also check about seeing Union Rags when I'm there, and of course spend time with my boy Tinner over at Old Friends.
     
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    Awesome sk8pics, give her a pat for me.