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17 yr old Alpena Magic   Horse Racing

Started by MaryDS1; 128 views.
MaryDS1

From: MaryDS1

7/11/07

This post is regarding the 17 yr old gelding, Alpena Magic who was scheduled to race today at Ellis Park in a $4000 claiming race.

I called the track again just now to check the status on Alpena - if he had passed vet exams and was cleared to race - spoke to the same man I spoke to yesterday.  Evidently the owner of the race track did not want Alpena racing either.  He decided to buy him, and made Alpena's owner an offer he could not refuse!!  The man also said Alpena will most likely be a pony (I think that is like an escort for the  racehorses?) to keep him happy, and he will stay there at the track.   He told me yesterday, this track also provides stalls for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center.  Good for them!     Happy ending!!

Here is the email contact information for the owner from the track website.  I know many emailed him yesterday protesting.  How about we email him today thanking him for taking care of Alpena!

 http://www.ellisparkracing.com/visitUs/?c=MeetTheStaff

Mary

PatS2002

From: PatS2002

7/11/07

That is great. But what about that man who owned him forever? The breeder I am thinking?
FCofC

From: FCofC

7/11/07

GREAT news.
MaryDS1

From: MaryDS1

7/11/07

bump up the good news
betonbill

From: betonbill

7/11/07

Breeders only own their horses until they are sold to someone else; the same goes for owners.  However, the owners of this horse were also the breeders, so they did the right thing for the horse. 
Guest

From: Guest

7/11/07

Thanks for keeping on top of this, Mary.  What a great outcome!
marygran

From: marygran

7/11/07

I love happy endings!  This is great!

Mary in MD

In reply toRe: msg 7
LynsWins

From: LynsWins

7/11/07

yes, it is official, Alpena Magic has been scratched and will not race today.
In reply toRe: msg 8
Guest

From: Guest

7/11/07

This is WONDERFUL news!  I was so worried about him.  I just sent an email to the track owner, thanking him for his kind actions.

Beth Thompson (WA)

Msg 10 of 79 to GuestGuest 
In reply toRe: msg 9
MaryDS1

From: MaryDS1

7/11/07

Alpena Magic will not be racing today or any other day - not racing again according to the man I spoke with.
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