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My horse racing's Triple Crown -- the Belmont Stakes that goes down tomorrow about 6 o'clock East Coast time.
But did you know the average race -- career it lasts only a few years the down economy it's making it tough for them when they retire.
So David -- -- on -- Belmont park.
Long Island New York what about this -- -- Well you -- -- horse racing was once dubbed this sport of kings.
But things in great measure to the downturn in the economy.
Retiring thorobreds -- Face a future where they're treated often anything but like royalty.
What -- thoroughbreds racing days are over these magnificent animals often face an uncertain future.
There -- no industrywide self regulation what did you with the thousands of resource is facing retirement each year most farms and other race and -- horses -- retirement there are horses are left behind.
The tiara the thoroughbred retirement foundation is the country's largest charity looking after thoroughbreds who have crossed the finish line for the last time.
The organization is committed.
Two retraining these horses and finding them good homes were 100% supported by donations and you know with the economy being down people cut back resource owners say they tried to do as much as possible to look after retired horses but it is expensive.
Horses race for maybe six years old and horses lifespan goes to twenty or 25 years old it costs.
Fifty to a 100000 dollars to carry in those next twenty years.
Industrywide nearly everyone agrees more has to be done to prevent the neglect of retiring race horses.
Economic conditions have made the job especially difficult.
Very few dollars there's no question but we have to we have to remain vigilant we can't let the economy being excuse for not taking care.
Of our horses.
Now the retirement thoroughbred fragmentation has recently come under considerable pressure for not doing more to help retiring resources.
The organization says it is doing as much as possible with its limited resource is what they're trying to do now bill is come up with some type of plan for the equivalent of course Social Security.
Well -- David Lee Miller thank you for that is a short span.
On goal of animal kingdom he hit a busy since people Social Security worked out so well -- is -- arts is now.
But we'll be right back.
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