Ideal age of Horses in flat racing?

 

What is the ideal age of an average horse who competes in flat racing events? At what ages do they normally retire?

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Although this is not necessary in all cases, the average of a horse competing in flat races in the US is generally between 2 and 5 years. Figures for steeplechasing are generally higher, between 5 and 9.

A racehorse achieves peak ability at age five, but the classic age of three years and the escalating size of purses, breeding fees, and sale prices have led unfortunately to fewer races held with horses beyond age four. 

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