Discuss Edwin Watson's answer to: 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?

 

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.

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