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Brenda Zoppo and Marqued Heart have forged a lifelong friendship. Photo by Sandra Madison

Ex-jock straightens out life for crooked horse

Crooked knees and an offset gait made the little colt appear more seaworthy than race ready. And so Marqued Heart ran wide of his father’s stellar racing career, and instead, wound up with a jockey who promised never to ride him. It was a turn of fate set in motion in early April 2006, when Marqued Heart entered this world with front knees so crooked he struggled along with a wide step up front, giving him an offset and twisted look all over. And then, at age 2 months, the little colt somehow put a foot wrong and shattered his […]