COMMENTS: Standing at Stud
NBC News offered a cross promotion to NBC Sports for its coverage of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Roger O'Neil traveled to the Darley stud near Lexington to show us the life of a champion thoroughbred after his racing career is over. This corner of the Sport of Kings, O'Neil told us, is owned by the royal family of Dubai: "It is a very good life." Each year a total of 13,000 thoroughbred colts are born each year, with a top-priced stallion impregnating 150 different mares each season. Yet in the 133-year history of the Kentucky Derby a winner has sired a winner only once. Congratulations Seattle Slew.
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