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Grandiflora

After a lifetime with Thoroughbreds and a training career spanning more than 50 years, nothing much surprises Ann Merryman. 

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Pajama Pants

"Those who can’t do, teach.” It sounds like a left-handed compliment. But it’s often totally accurate – as in the case of Pajama Pants, the stable pony for Bruce Jackson’s Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center in Elkton, Md., the past three years.

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Carrickboy

You could say Carrickboy (Ire) was an impulse buy, and you wouldn’t be wrong. 

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Monkey's Medal

Peter Brown-Whale didn’t plan on any of this. Not adopting an off-track Thoroughbred, boarding him at a local farm, retraining him and getting back into competition – none of it. The long-time exercise rider for trainer Tim Keefe had no agenda, but he had kept an eye on a favorite morning mount for several years after the horse was claimed away from Keefe.

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Dance for Jan

"Golden Bachelor seeks soulmate for long walks and beautiful sunsets.”

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Well Well

He’s now 27 and lives happily in retirement in Frederick, Md., but Well Well became a fan favorite 10 years ago in his role as traveling buddy and stable pony to 2013 Kentucky Derby-G1 winner Orb.

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Humdinger

Picture a fry-an-egg-on-the-pavement hot Saturday afternoon. The sun blazes. The only thing worse than the sweltering humidity are the summer bugs that buzz and dive-bomb. Yet somehow 20-year-old Humdinger and owner Laura Dietrich are a cool study in gentility as they pose for photos at Dietrich’s Middleburg, Va., farm.

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Helicopter

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Barbara Luna has influenced a multitude of facets of the Thoroughbred industry. The New Jersey native rode retired racehorses as a child and loved attending the races at Monmouth Park as a teenager. Walking hots in college led to breaking yearlings at Xalapa Farm for late trainer John Ward Jr. while attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky. Next came a job galloping horses at Keeneland and working in the research department of The Blood-Horse magazine.

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