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Rachel Alexandra's condition continues to improve

Updated: February 18, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rachel Alexandra remains serious but is walking and eating as she continues improving from abdominal surgery.

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital say the 2009 Horse of the Year took a short walk outside Monday morning and ate a small amount of grass. Rachel Alexandra began receiving feed along with IV fluids and nutrition on Saturday, and her vital signs remain "bright" and normal.

Veterinarians Bonnie Barr and Brett Woodie are encouraged by the mare's ...

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