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The recession is being felt in the paddocks of Newmarket, with the number of Thoroughbred racehorse foals born this year down by a quarter on 2008. The Managing Director of the National Stud, Brian O'Rourke, tells Sarah Swadling that in the long term the reduction could improve welfare and breeders' incomes because it comes after a period of overproduction. Sarah finds out how racehorses are bred, and about the history of the National Stud. She also meets some of the students who are training at the stud.

Producer and Presenter: Sarah Swadling.

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22 minutes

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Sun 26 Jun 2011 06:35
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