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Rachel Alexandra steps out after surgery

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Rachel Alexandra on the Churchill Downs backside during Derby Week 2009. Rachel Alexandra on the Churchill Downs backside during Derby Week 2009.

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - Rock star racehorse Rachel Alexandra took her first steps outside, but her vets are watching every step.

The thoroughbred had complications after giving birth to her latest filly on February 12 and had to have part of her colon removed.

Rachel took a little walk and ate some grass Monday.

The rest of the time, she wants to be fed by hand, which her handlers said they are more than happy to do.

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