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Atom is schooled by junior rider Teresa Tolar.Photo by Jessica West

Camelot pauper is show-ring prince

A dusty Camelot castaway, plucked by chance from an auction that could have catapulted him to the slaughterhouse, is now on the cusp of a first-class hunter/jumper career. Atom, an un-raced bay Thoroughbred, has emerged from his shell under the training of Mooresville, N.C. trainer Karen Benson to take high ribbons in big classes at the Totally Thoroughbred Show at Pimlico, clearing jump after jump with the high-knee tuck of the refined show horse he was born to be. “He has an amazing natural talent,” says Benson, who helped save him from the Camelot auction in 2012. “He’s so good […]