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How one top mare fought for her life after foaling [H&H VIP]

Swift action was called for when champion American racehorse Rachel Alexandra developed life-threatening complications after foaling. Andrea Oakes finds out how both mare and foal were saved

Rachel Alexandra rocketed into the record books during a short but extraordinary track career. After storming to a 20-length victory in the Kentucky Oaks, she became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness Stakes — earning worldwide admiration and the title of America’s Horse of the Year 2009.