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Mascot was returned to health, but couldn't be pasture sound

After long struggle for health, Mascot euthanized

With a heavy heart, Melissa Rudershausen, owner of Double Rock Thoroughbred Rescue, announced this week that Mascot, the top-earning racehorse she saved from the New Holland Auction last year, was euthanized. Citing ongoing lameness problems stemming from incurable wear and tear on his stifle, Rudershausen announced that Mascot died Tuesday. “My heart is broken,” she says. Despite all her efforts to rehabilitate an animal who was in such rough shape the kill buyers weren’t interested in him, and Rudershausen’s proud history of turning rescued Thoroughbreds into competitive sport horses, poor Mascot, in the end, could not be saved. “This is […]