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Harlan Abbey and Imperial Bandit

At 79 he quit riding OTTBs, but love endures

He climbed into the saddle with an agility surprising in a man his age. Easing his two bum knees around the sides of his darkly handsome ex-racehorse, Harlan Abbey settled for a moment, and then suddenly, the steed spun on his heels, and bolted. Almost immediately, Abbey lost hold of the runaway horse, and was flung rudely to the earth. But as he caught his breath and regained his bearings, the senior equestrian just had to smile. What a great ride it had been. No, not the one that dumped the 79-year-old father of three—who was mere weeks away from […]