Please read this inspiring story about Lorita Lindeman, a trainer known at the track as the Angel of Suffolk Downs. It appeared in the Boston Globe on September 7th. Lindemann has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes from saving thoroughbreds from the Killer. She was one of the leaders in the initiative that caused Suffolk Downs to ban the sale of race horses to kill buyers.
This is a time of year when the fate of many of those horses is uncertain. Suffolk Downs closes for the season on November 8th and trainers are reluctant — or just not able — to take horses with them that are injured or too slow to compete at other tracks.
So now let Lorita inspire you: hightail it down to the track this weekend and find yourself a project horse, a riding horse, or even a lawn ornament. CANTER New England volunteers will be available on both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help show prospective buyers horses for sale by trainers.
Below are a couple available from Ms. Lindemann: