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The third-generation horseman loves her freebie TB best of all

Free Thoroughbred is a star at famous farm

Randee Beckman, a proprietor of the famous show-horse breeding farm Otteridge Farm answered the phone one weekend night with a hint of a question in her voice. Who could be calling? Her mother Eileen Beckman, the famous equestrian and founder of the breeding facility, was on their property, and her daughter Katie Gardner, a musical theater graduate, was in a performance of Guys and Dolls. The caller, a friend, it turns out, got straight to the point: “Do you want a free Thoroughbred?” Beckman replied, “What kind of a free Thoroughbred?” The response was good enough for Beckman. The next […]