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Onetime TB breeder ‘gives back’ to ex-racer

Stout and quiet like his mother Smooth Choice, the sweet tempered colt forgot his usual demeanor while gazing at the romping, frisky mares in the adjacent pasture. Separated only by a fence, the colt made a bad choice, leaping into the air in attempts to clear it and join the other horses. “He went right through the top rail,” recalls Jill Pflugheber. “And mangled his leg.” To the relative newcomer in horse breeding, a transplant to Texas who had just started raising racehorses, the deep gash in the knee of Sally’sfirstchoice was frightening. How bad would the injury be, she […]