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Verifiable in his new home

Elderly Secretariat stallion rescued

Editor’s note: Since the Exceller Fund reported rescuing Verifiable, the oldest living Secretariat stallion, it has since come to light that the stallion Country Side is even older! The story has been amended to reflect this information.  A chestnut Thoroughbred identified as one of the oldest living Secretariat stallion was rescued this month from a stall where he had been confined for the past six years of his life. Verifiable, 27, identified through Jockey Club records as the son of legendary Secretariat, was taken in by The Exceller Fund, a horse-rescue organization, on Oct. 15, after the animals’ owners contacted […]

Out From Africa photo courtesy New Vocations

$300K winner falls at Finger Lakes into great life

Rocketing toward the finish line, in a frenzied, final push to win, the dark bay gelding stumbled suddenly, and went crashing to the ground. Just shy of the final pole at the Finger Lakes Race Track last year, the great warhorse began to fall, but before completely hitting the dirt, Out From Africa did what he had done so faithfully in his grindingly long seven-year career. He finished the race. When the strikingly beautiful gelding who, by now, had grown nasty and had soured on people, regained his feet, he was placed 8th in Race 2 on June 6, 2011. […]