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Dreux Flaherty of Dallas meets her new horse, War Chant son Cease.

Big winner retired after social media effort

Two-time Breeders’ Cup participant Cease was suddenly retired after 43 starts and $700,000 in earnings by a determined woman who used the power of social media to plunge into a quest to pluck the horse from a recent downward spiral in the claimers. Dreux Flaherty of Dallas says she sent out 20 emails and texts a day on behalf of the 17-hand, 9-year-old son of War Chant. Through a “flurry” of notes, she enlisted the aid of Thoroughbred advocates and professionals in a months long effort to end the proud race career of a multiple graded stakes placed horse she […]