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Parkton woman has winning touch with steeplechase horses
Parkton woman has winning touch with steeplechase horses

If Alicia Murphy ever left her job training horses and advertised for a replacement, the ad would read something like this: "Wanted: A physically strong individual willing to be put in harm's way seven days a week when galloping and jumping thoroughbreds. Must be able to work long days and endure weather extremes. Ability to administer medicine, assess and treat injuries is essential. An encyclopedic knowledge of horses, jockeys and steeplechase courses is a must. Good communication skills needed to speak with affluent horse owners, jockeys from around the world and hired stable hands. Pay is moderate. Job satisfaction is immeasurable." Murphy is up every day by 5 a.m....

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