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Certifiably Royal ran until he was 8 with 4 screws in his leg. And a guardian angel watching over him.

With screws in his legs, he ran on home

Certifiably Royal hit the Charles Town Race circuit in 2013 with one very nervous guardian angel monitoring his every step. With four screws holding together a leg that had failed just two years earlier, and the seasoned 8-year-old racing as much as two times a month, Stacy Ferris watched from afar and bit her nails worrying that one wrong step could do in the handsome, goofy, playful chestnut gelding she knew only briefly, but would never forget. “I knew he had screws in his leg and to see him just running and running and running worried me so much,” says […]