- When a racing or breeding career ends, thoroughbreds quickly lose value
- Organizations are working to provide adoption and retirement options
- Thoroughbreds can be retrained as gentle therapy and family horses
This story was original published in May 2013.
(CNN)Wooden Phone was never asked whether he wanted to race. Born in 1997, the dull-brown thoroughbred didn't show initial signs of greatness, but the horse would net more than $800,000 in winnings during his career.