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9:10 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Horse "Actor" moves to Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – 'Seabiscuit' horse moves to Tulsa Boys' Home

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Arkansas-bred horse that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 movie about the famed thoroughbred is now living at the Tulsa Boys' Home.

On Monday, Rich In Dallas arrived at his new home, where he will be used in the home's therapeutic equine program. The Oklahoman reports the 16-year-old gelding eventually will be ridden by more advanced students at the home.

Rich In Dallas appeared in a famous autumn riding scene in "Seabiscuit." He briefly returned to the racetrack, but an anonymous California donor claimed the horse and donated him to the Exceller Fund, a thoroughbred retirement organization. He lived on a Kentucky farm run by another such group, Old Friends, and later at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Exceller Fund connected his current caretakers with the Tulsa Boys' Home.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com