And they’re off! Retired race horses fight crime
"I'm happy to give them a second chance here."
- Lt. Robert Marelli, director of Newark PD's mounted unit
Broadway Kevin waited in the auction holding pen, a successful harness horse whose life was now worth less than the cost to take care of him.
Broadway Kevin caught a break: The 11-year-old was sold for $525 to a rescue group and became a member of the Newark Police Department's mounted patrol ... Across the country, retired race horses like Broadway Kevin are finding new careers fighting crime.