It would take a heart of stone not to be moved by the stories and achievements of both horses and humans at the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Awards, held in Newmarket (18 January).
I love thoroughbreds and needed no convincing, but hearing the stories of the elite award-winners from each discipline and the tales of the three personality finalists in quick succession really drove home just how versatile these wonderful horses are.
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