Retired Racehorses

Racehorses in retirement

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after the race: To the slaughterhouse from the farm

Almost two years ago, it was often a challenging task to find out what to do with a former racer. Orb, the shaped filly that won the Kentucky Derby last weekend, has a bright prospects for the game.

However, the overwhelming overwhelming proportion of those who competed on US circuits last year - more than 61,000 last year - will be spending their career racing at lower levels, far from the general population. Many will never see the kind of breed offers that lead their more prosperous colleagues into early retirement so they will keep racing as long as possible.

These are some of the places from the stables to the slaughterhouses where a retired race horse can land: Top quality stallions can usually rely on a promising breed carrier. "There' s so much more cash to be made at the Gestüt if you are doing well than you could ever imagine in comparison to racing," says David Switzer, Managing Director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association.

"When you have a lovely bitch who has won big race bets and earns some cash, it might be an advantage to send the dam to retirement and raise her with the sires. "In some cases, the payment an owner gets from a grower may exceed the horse's professional income. For example, last year Derby and Preakness winners I'll Have Another, who made about $2.7 million in his careers, for $10 million to a Japanese grower-sealed.

This was an extraordinary prize, but a quite characteristic end to the careers of a gifted racing champion. As soon as a Horse starts its breed carrier, it generates further profits. The 2004 Derby and Preakness Champion Smarty Jones has produced 418 offspring in seven years, the last of which was in Buckingham, Penn.

After retirement, élite Geldings, castrated stallions, are no longer so profitable. As a result, in many cases they run longer and retired older than their fruitful colleagues. Look at the destiny of the 2010 Preakness Stakes horses: They are now 6 years old, which means that at that time most of them would have retired.

Seven of the dozens that have begun in this breed are currently active in the breed. NEUE JOBMany industrial groups are encouraging the owner to have their horse transferred to a new carreer after the sprint. Whilst racehorses are retired at the age of 6 or 7, those who have been educated in training, horse training, horse show jump or horse training can still work - and have a high value - until their youth.

New Vocations Managing director New Vocations Managing Board member Morgan, who operates the biggest race horse adoptions programme in the state, says that purebreds are particularly versatile beasts. "As one of tens of undesirable horse adopters, retraining and finding a new home across the nation, the agent has found new uses and ownership for nearly 5,000 former racehorses.

Most of them, she stresses, have not arrived at the end of a prestigious race car in one of the agency's establishments. "They are your broodmares and your geldings that race on the B-roads.... and those that don't belong to the well-to-do owner who can buy them to go to their farms," she said.

WinStar Farms, the former Kentucky Derby alumnus owned WinStar Farms, learned in 2012 that the horses competed in low-end Arizona and California heats. In 2009 he finished thirteenth in the Kentucky Derby. He was a gelding and could therefore not be resold to a grower after the derby.

Once he had learned the destiny of the stallion, the former owners demanded the stallion back and sent it to New Vocations. Whilst the local "killing markets" were drying up when the last US abattoirs were shut down in 2007, the bait of alien battle monies - not to speak of the pecuniary strain of keeping a no longer viable animal - still kills ten thousand animals every year in alien shelters.

The ASPCA reported that more than 166,000 US equidae were sent to Canada and Mexico for abattoir last year. "It' s well documentated that many racehorses end up at battle auction within a weeks after their final races, even though many courses across the nation have guidelines that contradict this practice," said Nancy Perry, senior VP of ASPCA World Government Relations.

As grim as this is, many more horse were transported for butchering than the US institutions produced horse meat for humans. When the number of US dressage ponies reached its peak in 1990, more than 410,000 US dressage ponies ended up in a butchery. Horse can survive into the twenties, and even those who are able to make a smooth career change will not be able to keep them forever.

Younger ponies can also become ill or hurt and must be retired permanently. However, the Unnwanted Horse Coalition, an association of organisations committed to the elimination of the problems of undesirable and deserted horse owners, does not have an accurate number to quantify the extent of the problems. However, the group records the yearly number of slaughters and says that there are not enough placing possibilities, voluntary or funds for all undesirable horse in the state.

This coalition is listing a number of farmhouses, institutions and organisations that tolerate and take good care of deserted horse owners. According to the American Association of Equine Practitioner's National Fee and Market Study published in 2001, these charges can vary between US$75 and US$250 for rendered images and up to US$2,000 for incinerated images.

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