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  1. #1
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    Default Great story about rescued Kentucky Derby horse

    Really neat story in our local paper. Too bad the photo doesn't come through with the story, it's a darling shot of the owner feeding him peppermints.

    http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/ma...iggest-winner/



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    That is a nice story



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    Great story, thanks.



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    Great story. Thanks for sharing it brightened my day.
    M
    Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from behind, or a fool from any direction



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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Yeesh, the $2k claimers at Los Al, ouch. What a workhorse. Good thing the last trainer was more interested in the horse's welfare than the owners (what is the point of racing a horse when the best the trainer can tell you is "He probably won't break down" and he's not-so-subtly hinting you should think about not running him? It's not business because the owner's losing money on that.) And that the reporter/blogger followed him and decided to go ahead and call. It never hurts to ask.



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    Good story. We could all use to hear more happy endings...

    Everytime I look at the left front knee of the gelding that finally came home to me last fall, I wonder how on earth he ever made it around the oval at the track in one piece...it has to be heart.



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    Thank you for sharing.



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    Thank you for posting that heartwarming story. I never would have stumbled upon it otherwise and it is testament to the many acts of concern and kindness that human beings are wont to do, more so, I think, than the opposite. As much as I understand the position that Cooper was in, as a trainer I would not run a horse that I felt was so seriously compromised, owner be damned!

    May that sweet horse live many happy, pain-free years with the people who did the right thing for him!



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