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Future Kings, 16, is earning good ribbons in the A level Baby Greens a year after his rescue from a kill pen. Photo courtesy Marilyn Lee

Kill pen horse, 16, ribbons in A-circuit shows

A 16-year-old Thoroughbred ex-racehorse once worth a small fortune has gone from a Pennsylvania kill pen to a top Ontario horse show circuit in only a year’s time. Future Kings, a grandson of 1979 Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter Star de Naskra, has been raking in the ribbons in the Baby Greens under the guidance of well-known rider Robin Hannah-Carlton. Almost exactly a year since the older gelding was rescued from the slaughter pipeline, Hannah-Carlton says the beautiful bay has attracted accolades, good ribbons and even a few purchase offers since she debuted the OTTB earlier this year. “He is getting […]