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Ferguson's grandmother in saddle, grandfather leads

Sharkey Time carries on grand horse tradition

MacKenzie Ferguson’s grandmother never could confine herself to what was expected of a lady in the 1950s. Far from card games in chintz-filled rooms, Liz Ferguson was crouched, unladylike in the irons, piloting a Thoroughbred over Minnesota racetracks at a time in history when this type of behavior by a woman just wasn’t done. And even when she’d grown older, her spirited personality never failed to elicit a flash of spunk when summer came, and it was time to dive from the heat, straight into the cool depths of a nearby pond. “She was still doing front handsprings off the […]