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I'll bet you a dollar you have never heard of a racehorse named Orchard Point, unless you happen to use social media. But his story is one that has value.Orchard Point ran once in September 2008. He was a 3-year-old that year, and he finished an underwhelming 13th out of 14 in a maiden claiming race at Laurel Park. That was the beginning and the end of his racing career. So why am I telling you about this horse now, four years after he left the racing world behind? Well, Orchard Point fell on some hard times recently, and yet the very fact he was born to be a racehorse, even a poor one, is what ended up saving his life.
When he was purchased by a contract buyer (also known as a kill buyer) for $450, it was clear he had come to the end of the line.