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Waco Hanover – 42-Year-Old Standardbred Passes Away

Waco Hanover, whose longevity led to stardom well after his career on the racetrack concluded, died on Feb. 9 at the age of 42. The CBS Sunday Morning Show, which two years ago featured Waco Hanover and his relationship with caretaker Donnie McAdams, reported Waco Hanover’s passing on its Facebook page Monday by writing: “We are sad to learn from Donnie McAdams that a long-lived former racehorse, Waco Hanover, whose remarkable friendship with his caretaker was lovingly covered in our 2017 report, died at the age of 42.”


The 2017 CBS Sunday Morning posted a video showing the amazing relationship of this former racehorse with his caretaker. They had an incredible bond with each other and CBS considered it worthy to share some media space for this horse and his caretaker.


“I just talked to him one day for about a half an hour,” MacAdams said at the time,” and got him to accept the fact that I ain’t goin’ anywhere, I’m your buddy. It’s been going on now for eight years.” The owner Everett Kettler said, “There was something in his efforts that inspired tenacity in my life.


Perhaps I appreciated Waco because of a common trait. Or maybe he inspired tenacity that wouldn’t have been available without his life intermingling with mine.” Have a look at the video which CBS Sunday Morning published two years ago.

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