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King recovers at the West Coast Equine Hospital. Photo by Auction Horse Rescue

Massacre victim’s racehorse rescued in Calif

A racehorse once belonging to a California family who was massacred in 2008, was plucked this month from a California auction house, his life saved through the glorious teamwork of a rescue organization, social media and his original breeder. Return of the King, a 2002 Kentucky bred gelding who earned $175,000 in 33 starts, stood gingerly on a badly swollen hind leg at Mike’s Auction House June 14 when he was spotted by Megan Gaynes, a three-year veteran of Auction Horses Rescue. “He was in significant pain, standing on a hugely swollen leg,” Gaynes says. “My friend who accompanied me […]