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Fly Lite and Recknor

Three-time Secretariat Center reject finds home

Fly Lite was adopted three times, and rejected three times. Her personality, it would turn out, was not for the faint of heart. Yet, the same hot spirit and hard-to-ride ways that sent her back to the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center time after time, tugged at Melissa DeCarlo Recknor. And so it was that the fourth time was the charm for the former racing mare. “I don’t know exactly why I liked her so much, but I decided to take a chance,” Recknor says. She was working as an adoptions coordinator at the time, when she struck a win-win deal […]