Jo Anne Normile was not supposed to keep the foal, an exuberant Thoroughbred, but she fell in love with the young horse who had been literally born into her arms. The breeder finally said she could keep the colt, whom she nicknamed ‘baby’-but only if she raced him.
It was difficult to take baby away from the safety of his pasture, but Normile had made a promise.
Normile knew none of this . Not until an accident on a poorly maintained track. That’s when everything changed. That’s when Normile founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, an organization that would go on to save more horses than anyone else ever had.