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Dry Martini ridden by Jimmy Paxton

Millionaire racehorse is Mr. Cool off the track

Author’s note: In memory of Dry Martini, we are re-running his story. Nothing could shake Dry Martini. Not the dogfights of horse racing, where he won $1.3 million dollars, and certainly not foxhunting and jumping, where he dashed through the wilderness of the Pennsylvania foxhunting territory with the cool-headed aplomb of James Bond. “When he first came off the track, just about anybody could have sat on him,” says Priscilla Godsoe, who, along with James C. Paxton of River Hills Foxhounds, re-schooled Dry Martini. “All the credit really goes to the horse. It’s a hard thing to explain unless you’ve ridden […]