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Bathing bad boy rocks at dressage

It was bath time, and not the battle scars of a hard-knocking racing career that bothered him. Arbor Day detested everything associated with a soapy wash up, and on a warm afternoon on the Suffolk Downs backside, he decided enough was enough. He broke free from his groom and dashed from shedrow to shedrow, taking a bunch of harried handlers on a merry chase. He’d hide, then bolt, hop skipping away from the hose and sudsy bucket like a military combatant in a building-to-building skirmish. This is how Heather Hayes met the gelding she didn’t want, but couldn’t resist. Hayes […]