Vickery Eckhoff, Contributor
11/29/2011 @ 12:52PM
This post is the first in a series on Thoroughbreds, racing and the state of the horse industry.
How did a five-year-old racehorse named Princess Madeline end up in a feedlot on July 13, priced for slaughter?
Ask a horse trainer, and they’ll probably shrug. More than 10,000 U.S. Thoroughbreds a year ship to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, slightly more than the 7,567 yearlings sold at auction in 2010 to American, Japanese and Middle Eastern billionaires, among others.
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