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Monday, March 8, 2021

Breeders raising horseracing champions

Credit: WTVQ Lexington, KY
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Breeders raising horseracing champions
Breeders raising horseracing champions

It's easy to forget this year but the equine event that would normally bring the world to Lexington, the Breeders' Cup, starts without spectators Friday at Keeneland.

Rosecrest and Wilshire farm has 350 acres and 46 horses.

Goldencents is its most famous success story and they're hoping for more soon.

Equine event that would normally bring the world to lexington...the breeders' cup...starts without spectators tomorrow at keeneland.

Our abc 36's alex king spoke with one farm owner about what goes into raising a champion.

Alex:"rosecrest and wilshire farm has 350 acres and 46 horses ... goldencents is its most famous success story and they're hoping for more soon."

Lyra miller and her husband charles purchased their farm in 2005.

Charles decided he wanted to raise thoroughbreds for his retirement and that's just what they've been doing... goldencents was their champion in the breeders cup six years ago... and now, four horses related to him are running in this year's breeders cup.

The millers don't own every horse on the farm... but they treat each and every one like family.

Lyra:"each horse has lots and lots of space, we don't like to overgraze, we like them to have lots of space to run.

So the horse is number one here, people come second."

She says sometimes people forget that no one would have a racehorse if it wasn't for the breeders.

Miller says unfortunately the economy will continue to take a hit... due to the fact fans can't attend the breeders' cup

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