Limerick got her Valentine's Day treat early--my husband mixed up a special rolled oats/banana/carrot/apple in hot water mix for me to top-dress her evening grain with. Of course, she loved it!
Unfortunately, this day has been marred by the news of Rachel Alexandra's surgery due to foaling complications. My husband and I have been thinking of her all day and we send her our best. She gifted the racing world with one of the most dazzling 3-year-old seasons in history. The fact she happened to be a filly made her accomplishments all the more remarkable, and she was very deserving of Horse of the Year honors for 2009.
Said Rood & and Riddle during a press conference held today on her status, "It helps that she has the heart of a
champion. You can see she's a fighter." Hang in there, Rachel!