After winning the Allen Jerkens Stakes a couple weeks ago and collecting his third Grade 1 career victory, word came this week that Practical Joke would be retired as a 3-year-old following this season. It's an all-too familiar scenario for fans of Thoroughbred racing. Just as a horse develops a following and shows potential as a future contender in the older division, he's given his retirement papers and sent to the breeding shed.
In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what's really driving these decisions and what might be done to curtail the early retirement from racing of so many talented colts. Plus, Ray reports from South Florida the latest developments on Hurricane Irma preparations.
Watch this week's Friday Show below and share your thoughts.
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