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A horse of a lifetime

It wasn’t long after Raise a Bandit left a West Virginia racetrack in the late 1990s to become a hunter/jumper that the naturally talented roan began cleaning up. Pitted against the cream of the crop at that time, the Thoroughbred now called Blue Grass jumped his way into strong showings in Palm Beach, and winnings in Ocala, Fla., Saratoga, N.Y., and elsewhere. “His jump was so incredible. It was breathtaking even over 18 inches, and everything up from there, ” says owner and trainer Margo Kusulas, proprietor of Turning Leaf Farm, Essex, Mass. “Most horses that you jump don’t necessarily […]