New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert rescues a racehorse with a curious name from slaughter

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Sometimes, it pays to search your own band name. Case in point: New Found Glory guitarist was digging through Twitter to find out what people thought about the announcement of his band touring with Yellowcard and Tigers Jaw this fall, and he came across this heartbreaking post:

Even crazier: The horse’s name, New Found Glory, was in direct tribute to the pop-punk band. So Gilbert sprung into action, quickly raising the $350 between his bandmates and rescuing the horse with only hours to go before she was to be taken to slaughter.

If that’s not a feel-good story, I’m not sure what is. If you’d like to get involved in helping rescue racehorses, you can visit AuctionHorses.net. If you’d like to see New Found Glory on tour with Yellowcard and Tigers Jaw, you’re in luck—dates are below:

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