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Mae's Debut had been loaded in a livestock truck and was destined to slaughter before she was rescued last year.

Pulled off livestock truck, OTTB readies for show

A Thoroughbred mare with the kind eyes of a puppy, having been pulled last year from a livestock truck, rumbling unremittingly toward the slaughter pipeline, debuts next month at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover Show; all glossy and beautiful as she prepares for her comeback. Mae’s Debut, a 7-year-old lightly raced mare, will compete in two field-hunter divisions and one handy hunter with all the grace with which she has weathered life’s storms. “It’s horrifying to me that she was loaded on a trailer and headed to the meat buyer,” says her owner and rider Kim McVeigh of Factoryville, […]