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Ransom Notes: Modern-Day Kanthaka A Kentucky Derby Contender

February 18, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Tibetan and Buddhist history remembers the sixth-century horse Kanthaka as “a favorite horse of length eighteen cubits (27 feet) who was a royal servant of Prince Siddhartha.” Legend has it that because their bond was so strong after the death of Siddhartha, who eventually became the sage Buddha, Kanthaka died of a broken […]