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Starving Horses Receiving TLC Thanks To Prison Program

Three weeks ago the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation stepped in to rescue the worst of forty horses abandoned and left to starve on a farm in Mercer County.  Those eight were sent to Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, one of nine such institutions across the country participating in a program with the TRF  that pairs inmates with retired racehorses.  Samantha Lederman recently visited Blackburn and she files this report.Listen

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This horse was found starving and near death at horse farm in Mercer County
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This horse was found starving and near death at horse farm in Mercer County
Veterinarians are hopeful that this horse, now being cared for by inmates at Blackburn Correctional Facilty in Lexington will make a full recovery
Michael Caudill /
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Veterinarians are hopeful that this horse, now being cared for by inmates at Blackburn Correctional Facilty in Lexington will make a full recovery
This horse named Shipliner is living out his retirement being cared for by inmates at Blackburn
Michael Caudill /
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This horse named Shipliner is living out his retirement being cared for by inmates at Blackburn

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Listeners might remember Lederman and her English accent from when she was a morning news anchor on WUKY from 1999 to 2001.