The 2016 Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, and everyone involved with horse racing dreams of owning a Triple Crown winner.
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But for the thoroughbred horses that don’t succeed or have grown too old to compete, future prospects can be grim.
So what happens to racehorses after life on the track? At a farm project by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Wallkill, about 80 miles north of New York City, retired racehorses are given a second chance from an unexpected group of men.