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Arrested Gatorgirl and her Madisyn DeCant share a laugh in the dressage ring. Photo by Sharon DeCant

Horse saved by racing exec thrives in show ring

A racemare saved from the slaughter pipeline by a former Suffolk Downs official, who later found sanctuary and then a new owner through efforts of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, is today a young girl’s pampered show pony. Arrested Gatorgirl, now a charming show horse with a penchant for bearing her teeth in the dressage ring and for her enthusiasm for polocrosse (lacrosse on horseback) was once about as far as a horse could get from the world she knows today. Failed multiple times in the low-claimers at Suffolk Downs, the lovely bay mare was said to be headed for certain […]