Soledad O’Brien, Off-track Thoroughbred convert

On a morning earlier this summer, Soledad O’Brien failed to pick up the phone for a scheduled interview, calling back a short time later with effusive apologies. “I got dumped by my horse,” she said. “He got spooked, took a side step, and I fell off.” She is matter-of-fact about the experience, the result of a lifetime around horses, which began, as…

Candy Feat Cheated Death Once, But Couldn’t Escape Laminitis

Candy Feat was able to cheat death once, but to the sorrow and heartbreak of his connections, he couldn’t do it twice.  The Hard Spun gelding succumbed to an infection and laminitis on December 29. “Where do I even begin?” wrote trainer Priscilla Godsoe on Facebook and Instagram. “Today the Covert Farm and 90 North…