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Second Chance Horses

Monday, April 27, 2009
Second Chance Horses

Thoroughbreds, like many professional athletes, often enjoy fast and flashy careers accompanied by fame and fortune. Unfortunately, when their racing days are over and they are no longer profitable, they face an uncertain future. Some are auctioned off for slaughter; others are neglected or abandoned. Thanks to efforts of caring individuals and organizations an increasing number of ex-racehorses are being rescued and retrained for new careers. Monday we will hear some of these inspiring stories while on location at Churchill Downs.

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