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By Susan Salk on July 16, 2014
Before blood filled the nostrils of the flashy race mare Portfolio in an abortive race at Thistledown this May, the beautiful mare’s breeder died, with one last wish left unfulfilled. To bring the mare home was all Phyllis Lambert wanted. To get her off the racetracks and onto a pasture where she could dawdle, was much of what the sick horseman thought about in her last year. At one point, the well-respected California horse trainer and breeder tried to buy the mare outright, but the race owner declined her offer. On March 27, Lambert succumbed to chronic pulmonary disease and […]