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Smith and Pay Attention

Pay Attention makes a mint, lands softly

Author’s note: This story was originally published in July 2010. Amanda Smith started to pay attention to the plight of ill-fated racehorses shortly after  Barbaro broke down at the 2006 Preakness Stakes. That’s when Pennsylvania pharmacist and pleasure rider  started to ponder the ineffably sad ending that can come when their racing days are over. Her curiosity led her to websites by exercise rider and anti-slaughter advocate Alex Brown, and soon she started following careers of horses who were once big earners before they dropped in class to run for relative peanuts in claiming races. She started to monitor Alex Brown’s Top Bunk […]