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Ex-racehorses show off new career training at Pimlico event
Ex-racehorses show off new career training at Pimlico event

For some thoroughbreds at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, it had been mere months since their last race. Now, as the ex-racehorses trotted onto the track, they were asked by riders not to run like the wind, but do something entirely different — circle barrels, leap hurdles or prance precisely in dressage, an Olympic equestrian sport. The horses at the second annual Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace & National Symposium resisted the urge to take off when they heard the boom of an announcer's voice. Instead, they followed riders' commands, drawing applause from spectators. They were part of a two-day event at the racetrack that's designed to show versatility,...

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