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Hangin' With Haskin: Lava Man Revisited

In Sept. 2008, it was announced that Lava Man was going to be retired to Old Friends. It never happened. He had been turned out briefly on a small farm and all those around him stated emphatically that he hated it. The sedentary life wasn’t for him. He wanted and needed the action and excitement of the racetrack. He was returned to trainer Doug O’Neill’s barn, where he became a lead pony. After nearly four years working at his new job in relative quiet and tranquility, Lava Man, now finds himself caught up in the whirlwind of the Triple Crown. The cheers that accompany his star pupil, I’ll Have Another, are always within ear shot, and Lava Man has no reason to believe they are not meant for him. Read More

 

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