20 minutes ago, weinoo said:
The price paid for some of the losers is way too much to be turning them into burgers. At least not yet…there are other races to be won.
And stud fees to be earned
ETA: "The only way a thoroughbred is allowed to reproduce is by “live cover”; i.e., horse-to-horse sexual intercourse. Barbaro was never able to become a father; his nagging leg injuries made it dangerous for him to even attempt mounting a mare. The Jockey Club has never allowed artificial insemination" (Jockey Cub is governing body of the breed regiatry)