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From Derby winner to a slaughterhouse?

Updated: May 4, 2006, 2:35 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Could one of the horses running in Saturday's Kentucky Derby some day be killed in a slaughterhouse, carved up and shipped overseas to be served as someone's dinner? As ghastly as that may sound, it's not the least bit impossible.

It was 20 years ago that Ferdinand, with the great Bill Shoemaker riding, swooped past the leaders and captured the 112th Kentucky Derby. In the end, that meant little. He was an unsuccessful stallion and his economic value dwindled to virtually nothing. Sixteen ...

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