Not every young horse disappears after scrambling to make it to the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown races.
But I can understand why you'd ask the question, especially if you check the fields for the 14 Breeders' Cup races that will be run at Churchill Downs on Friday and Saturday.
As usual, a field of 20 horses ran in Kentucky Derby 136 on May 1. Only three of those 20 will be chasing the $25.5 million in purse money that will be distributed this weekend.
“The Triple Crown races are extremely hard,” trainer Nick Zito said. “They're just a hard thing to do. They take a toll on horses. They take a toll on humans, too. You're looking at one.”
Call the roll from Derby 136. This is what you'll discover: