Monday, May 16, 2011

Derby Winner Sets Shining Example for Wayward Industry

LOUSIVILLE, KY — Even though the winner has a Brazilian-bred sire and a German-bred dam, the 137th Kentucky Derby made a big run toward retaining its eminence as the world’s greatest race. The reasons are legion.

Animal Kingdom was Kentucky-bred, born and raised in the Bluegrass State, as was 75 percent of the field. His sire, with an impossible to pronounce, decidedly non-commercial name — Leroidesanimaux — is at once a shining example of everything that has been going wrong in the American thoroughbred breeding industry and everything that can save it. Read more at Source

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