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Anna K. Roberts and Benny. Photo by Maggie Kimmitt

After their last race together comes a new dance

Anna K. Roberts coolly surveyed the good-looking colt as she readied to mount up for a race at Ellis Park. It was a hot day in Henderson, Ky., and Benziger, a bay brown Thoroughbred, was the 9-5 favorite back in August 2011. But to the young jockey, who was fresh from the North American Racing Academy, the aloof animal didn’t strike her one way or the other; they were there to do a job, and that was pretty much it. “I liked him well enough in the post parade, but he was just a horse I was riding in a […]