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Saving 600 horses, with bootstraps and gusto

For years, the racetrack gallop girl and talented horse trainer wished she could help them. The thought of it nagged at her. Whether she was sitting on the back of a frantic, green Thoroughbred prepping for a race career, or working at Delaware Park, where she and her husband owned racehorses, the thought would come rushing to her: I have to do something.  “Everyone knew what happened to Thoroughbreds after racing,” says Beverly Strauss, cofounder of Mid Atlantic Horse Rescue. She spoke of those times before a groundswell of goodwill had given rise to myriad federal nonprofit re-homing and retraining […]