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Sonofaqueen, a graded stakes winner was tied to a meat-buyer's truck before he was saved.

Stakes placed TB leaves meat truck to help vets

A stakes placed T’bred who’d earned north of $350,000 during a lifetime spent racing, stood tied to a meat truck; his head hung in defeat. “This is the part that makes me want to cry. He just stood there, with his head dropped, and an attitude like he’d just accept whatever’s next,” said Nicki Smith, a Thoroughbred advocate with the Exceller Fund. “What’s so heartbreaking is he would have willingly walked on the trailer because he has such a pleasant disposition.” But it wasn’t Sonofaqueen’s time to die. Though he’d already been purchased by a meat buyer at the New Holland […]