Horse Visits New Way Bar for Derby Day

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2016)

Ferndale, MI – There may have been a time in history when it was not uncommon to see horses waiting outside of watering holes along Woodward Avenue, but these days it is a pretty rare thing.

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“We bring Rosey in every year for the derby party,” said owner Jamie D’Angelo.  “People can pet her and take pictures and it’s a lot of fun.”

Rosey comes from a farm in Lake Orion and is joined by a professional caretaker to make sure she remains safe and healthy during her special appearances.

“We’ve done this for three years in a row so it’s getting to be our tradition,” D’Angelo said.

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