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By Susan Salk on July 1, 2013
This was originally published on Jan. 17, 2012 Out on the Saratoga turf track, Valerie Buck piloted an unwilling racehorse to turn and face the onrush of careening Thoroughbreds and jockeys. In a desperate bid to reignite Traffic Chief’s interest in racing, she had struggled to switch up his training, hoping she could motivate the once-successful runner to move out one more time. But instead of running, the tired animal with sore feet did the only thing he could. He stopped. “We were all in danger when he did that. There were so many horses out there that day, buzzing […]