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Immortal Wink is greeted by Kathy Von Gerhard and her husband Ralph.

After 142 starts, Immortal Wink flies on home

Immortal Wink, a true racing warrior who ran his 142nd race in Puerto Rico on June 22, was flown back to the Sunshine State, the place of his birth, on July 2. It took a yeoman’s effort by a professional psychologist, a breeder, fans, and horse-rescue personnel who sought pluck him from a land “without many resources” and set him down softly on a grassy field protected by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. After all that running on legs that withstood so much strain, Wink’s co-breeder Kathy Von Gerhard was instantly “on board” for the seemingly impossible task of retiring and […]