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Racehorse Neville Bardos gallops toward 2012 Olympics after major setbacks

 

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Neville Bardos is a horse that has cheated death not once, but twice. The racehorse was destined for the slaughterhouse until his Australian-turned-American trainer, Boyd Martin, rescued him at the age of three. London 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of equestrian events at the Olympics and the pair are strong contenders to make the United States team. But no one would have believed this possible just a year ago.

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