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Spicer is now a champion loader and a champion in the ring

Long, difficult haul to show ring ends in victory

The scrape of hooves against metal, the profuse sweat of a terrified horse and over-heated owner, and a bleeding cut on the fine horse’s face set the ugly scene of a fierce battle that waged at the sleepy New Jersey horse farm. Neither side would yield. For two hours, the fight dragged on. Nancy Richards, a kindly horse owner, simply wanted to load her beautiful but squirrely racemare Spicer onto a trailer. But Spicer clearly thought something terrible was about to happen. Looking back on that awful July day in 2010, Richards wonders if the off-track Thoroughbred had a terrifying […]