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Blowen runs with Marquetry. Photo courtesy Barbara Livingston

Hillenbrand helps fund ceremony for Marquetry

Old Friends Equine received $11,000 in donations last month following a pledge and a challenge by Laura Hillenbrand, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” and “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” Following Hillenbrand’s $5,000 pledge in donations to the Kentucky Thoroughbred retirement facility in honor of Marquetry, a great runner who died last month in a fluke stall accident, she challenged fans to open their wallets. The donations poured in. “It was amazing,” says Old Friends cofounder and president Michael Blowen. “Laura Hillenbrand has been great to us, […]