Jason Shandler of the Blood-Horse wrote today about Thorn Song's apparent second chance at life. Quoting an unknown source that he had 'an almost zero chance' at survival, Shandler goes on to describe the recovery 'thanks to breakthrough stem cell therapy'.
This comes on the heels of the revelation that Ahmed Zayat had cashed in on a $2.75 million insurance policy for the Grade 1-winning son of Unbridled's Song despite his still being alive. According to veterinarian Dr. Doug Herthel, “Mr. Zayat was devastated. He called almost daily for two months for updates and when we told him (about putting Thorn Song down) he was actually crying on the phone. I've had thousands of clients and you could tell he genuinely cared about this horse.”
Is this a truly remarkable turnaround from death's doorstep or is the Blood-Horse trying to back up Dan Liebman's awkward contention that racing needs more people like Zayat?
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