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Saccer Hill on Little Feet

Reader’s Clubhouse: ‘Racing from Death’

Long before she piloted Circus Rullah to victory at the 1986 Potomac Hunt (steeplechase) Race, and long before she dove into the exciting world of Maryland Thoroughbred racing as an owner and trainer, Lynda Sasscer Hill was an eager fifth-grade student tasked with a writing assignment. Instructed by her teacher to pen a story, the little girl, obsessed like most with tales of The Black Stallion and other horsey lore, let her passion come tumbling out in words on paper. When her teacher finished reading her work to the class, a child asked, breaking a momentary silence, “Well, what happens […]