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Preakness contender King Congie was greeted last weekend by the West Point Thoroughbreds team. After he was rescued from slaughter by Rosemary Acres farm, West Point paid his bills, and will support his retirement.

Rescued Preakness contender reunited at last

A 2011 Preakness contender, plucked in early September from the slaughter pipeline for a mere $100, was reunited last weekend with the racing family who’d named him for a cherished colleague, re-homed him after a successful career, and who, after nearly losing the OTTB, stepped up to facilitate a permanent and safe retirement for the animal. In an emotional moment, multiple graded states placed Thoroughbred King Congie, 8, greeted his former connections at West Point Thoroughbreds weeks after his rescue from auction in Delaware County. President Terry Finley and Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Finley, along with daughter and Communications Director […]