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By Susan Salk on August 9, 2012
Mascot didn’t even look good to the kill buyers. Skinny, limping and filthy, he went for a mere $60 at Monday’s New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania. In his career as a racehorse, he earned $241,901 for his owners, working right from the start with some of the sports’ most talented trainers. But those glorious moments in the winner’s circle were now far behind as he stood gingerly on his sore feet, trying to avoid the desperate kicks of other horses, tethered unnaturally close. Finally, when instinct and adrenalin combined to provide the sheer strength to do it, he broke free. […]