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Grand Bailout

Grand Bailout had ‘angels’ looking out for him

On hooves so overgrown they jutted over the tops of his heavy, steel shoes, Grand Bailout moved his tired body into an awkward, choppy trot. Dejected in every way, his long coat dull, his body ribbed with malnutrition, the year spent away from the limelight of Penn National racetrack and its cheering fans, had not been kind. “The first thing I thought when I saw him was that he had had a very bad winter,” says Marlene Murray, a longtime horseman whose heart breaks when she thinks about how close this little racehorse came to slaughter. His name alone, Grand […]