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Can A Love Of Horse Racing And A Love Of Animals Co-Exist?06:44

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Horse racing writer Teresa Genaro arranged for Tie Break to retire in 2011 after his trainer could no longer afford to keep him. The 14-year-old lives at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling, N.Y. (Courtesy Teresa Genaro)closemore
Horse racing writer Teresa Genaro arranged for Tie Break to retire in 2011 after his trainer could no longer afford to keep him. The 14-year-old lives at Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling, N.Y. (Courtesy Teresa Genaro)

Nothing brings attention to the sport of horse racing like the possibility of a Triple Crown winner. There hasn't been one since 1978.

With American Pharoah preparing to race for the Triple Crown on June 6 in the Belmont Stakes, we asked Teresa Genaro to tell us about how she balances her love of horse racing — a sport where the stars are sometimes mistreated — with her love of animals. Genaro is a freelance horse racing writer and publisher of the blog BrooklynBackstretch. She’s also a high school English teacher at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

To hear Teresa's story, click on the play button above the photo.

This segment aired on May 23, 2015.

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Doug Tribou was formerly a reporter and producer at WBUR and for WBUR's Only A Game.

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