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This win photo shows an OTTB who went on to have five foals before she was rescued two years ago in a sweep by South Florida law enforcement.

Old photo is puzzle piece in mystery mare saga

A 20-year-old rescue mare who once had nothing—not a name, not papers, not enough food to sustain her bedraggled frame—has had everything returned, even a relic of her past glory. This month, an old win photo arrived. It showed the horse once known as “No Name” to her rescuers crossing the finish line at Thistledown. Crowning Glory, a granddaughter of Affirmed who was rescued by Miami-Dade authorities in South Florida two years ago, looked resplendent after a win. For owner and caretaker Susie Martell, the photo was another piece of a puzzle in the life of the racemare she adopted […]