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Locally-owned Magnum Moon has an 'incredible will of wanting to live' after career-ending injury

It was just a year ago when locally-owned horse Magnum Moon brought excitement to Springfield as he competed in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.

A year later, the horse's "incredible will of wanting to live" is keeping the horse alive, according to his bloodstock agent and racing manager.

Magnum Moon suffered a career-ending injury in June during a workout. The injury is described by Jacob West — the horse's racing manager — as a structural injury.

"This is one of those things when we knew it happened that it was going to take time," West said Monday in a phone interview with the News-Leader.