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Despite Kentucky Derby hype, horse breeders struggling

TAGs: horse breeders, Kentucky Derby

HorseBreederThe organizers of the Kentucky Derby may have some new technological bells and whistles on display at this year’s event, but even more visible are the “for sale” signs on horse farms across the southern U.S.. Bankers have turned off the money taps, there’s a glut of animals on the market, and public interest in the sport continues to decline. The perfect storm of negative events has some wondering about the survival of a once-proud tradition. Read more.

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