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Vets said Balmy Beach would never walk again.

A-circuit horse once told he’d never walk again

An OTTB who was never supposed to walk again has returned to the Canadian showing circuit at age 19, a miracle on four legs with the drive to win. Balmy Beach, who suffered an acute and mysterious spinal cord virus early in his post-racing career and spent weeks suspended in a sling, recently navigated surefootedly, if not amazingly, around tight corners in the pouring rain at a Canadian horse show. And soon, he and 12-year-old rider Ellah Dubeau-Kielty will tackle the A circuit as though nothing had happened to the gelding; once so sick his case was considered hopeless. It […]