Thoroughbred Retirement

The Five-Cross Files posts tagged "Thoroughbred Retirement"

What Becomes of the Broodmares?

The equation is pretty clear: Lots of mares removed from breeding careers, plus high upkeep costs to get a mare through another year, minus any hope of income or profit, equals broodmares at risk.... Read More

Thoroughbred Racehorse Retirement

Fewer off-the-track fillies are in demand as broodmare prospects in this down economy, and they join the thousands of retired Thoroughbred geldings that need new homes every year. How will the industry fund retirement for all of them?... Read More

The Rest of Their Lives

Are broodmares exploited? Is the Thoroughbred industry callously breeding our mares to death? When should a mare be retired -- and what happens to her then?... Read More

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