October 2014 - 'Mally'
Malapropism (now known as Mally) ran in 154 races between 2002 and 2009 – only one other British racehorses has ever run more in their career.
He went to Greatwood in 2011 and within days fell sick.
Diagnosed with peritonitis, he deteriorated fast. In hospital he was found to have a ruptured abscess – among other things. He recovered and became quite mischievous. Recently he was rehomed to Greatwood friends in Devon, but became so miserable he was brought back to Greatwood.
Mally now has a new and valued job as a lead horse for training youngsters and to test potential carers when their riding ability is assessed for rehoming.
Greatwood, at Clench Common just south of Marlborough, is the UK’s longest standing racehorse welfare charity and uniquely uses ex-racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with special educational needs. It is one of Retaining of Racehorses’ recognised rehoming centres.