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Sir Prize Birthday, who officially turns 34 in May, enjoys a snuggle with volunteer Valerie Wasail at Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York. Photo by Cody Jo Wasail

Sir Prize Birthday, 34, brings hope to inmates

For 10 years the dark bay Thoroughbred raced with the heart of a prizefighter. In his youth he surged into battle on racetracks far and wide, fighting for victory in a staggering 206 starts and earning $300,000 before it was all said and done. And when age and mileage finally took him from the track, he was asked to enter different kind of fight, the kind waged every day by the inmates incarcerated at Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York. For 16 years now, Sir Prize Birthday, who turns 34 in May, has swaggered about as king of the field […]