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Lt. John with Re-Run's Susan Swart

A racing soldier is welcomed home

Lt. John was a soldier of a racehorse who had the heart to battle on, despite nagging injuries, and who was blessed with an owner who made damned sure that after his last battle was waged, the big bay would have a welcome home. So when Lt. John finished poorly in a race at  Saratoga this past August, his owner John R. Murrell, a good steward of racing who is known to spend thousands saving other peoples’ racehorses from the slaughter pipeline, pulled out all the stops. Typically on the receiving end of urgent phone requests from Thoroughbred advocates who […]