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OTTB: Livada

It was a tough ending to the filly's career since she had started her racing life at Woodbine Racetrack with seven straight purse shares. She won her maiden for $11,500 claiming in June of 2012 before her legs began to give out. Livada was picked up by Alexis Kacho-Sinke and taken to her Second Start Thoroughbreds, a non-profit, horse listing and relocation program near Fort Erie, ON. The filly's crumbly knees and pool of bone chips in her joints meant that Kacho-Sinke was not going to have a lot of luck selling the filly to a new home, so she was listed for free. “I had her listed for quite some time, but no suitable rehab home presented itself,” says Kacho-Sinke, who founded Second Start in July 2010 with her cousin Kim Sinodinos. Enter Alison Thompson, owner of Saltwins Farm in Campbellville, ON, an off-track thoroughbred rehabilitation farm that also…

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