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By Susan Salk on May 30, 2014
In the dark of midnight tractor lights lit up his fine head, which lolled as his long Thoroughbred legs dangled like a marionette’s limbs, only inches above the ground. ‘”Damn it! We should have put him down. We shouldn’t have put him through this!” said Beverly Strauss at the time. The director of Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue recalls saying those words as her throat caught, and she watched him dangle like a ragdoll last March. As hope of saving the young bay gelding faded, a man who assisted in hoisting the starving animal up after he had been down and unable […]
By Susan Salk on May 29, 2014
Metro Meteor, the famous painting horse who has created approximately 400 acrylic paintings of which approximately $60,000 has been donated from sale proceeds to horse charity, is expanding his repertoire. In addition to the bright contemporary art pieces, which have brought him national celebrity status, Metro Meteor’s bold brushstrokes now grace a new line of products, including tote bags, pillows and wall hangings, says his owner Ron Krajewski. Krajewski, a pet portrait artist who taught Metro to hold a paintbrush in his mouth and stroke it across canvas, says Metro’s brand, fame and product line grows by the day. In […]
By Susan Salk on May 28, 2014
Marco Be Good, a seasoned campaigner who earned more than $570,000 in 85 starts, was retired this week to Old Friends Equine’s New York chapter in Clermont, N.Y. The 12-year-old gelding chestnut, who is said to be in excellent health and fine body, was loaded up at Suffolk Downs this week and put on the road to Clermont Farms following a call for his retirement by horse lovers who argued, via social media discussion groups, against his return to racing. Discussions noted Marco had been retired two years earlier, and deserved to stay retired. The horse, bred by Toronto-based horseman […]