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Past The Wire is committed to educating those that want to become involved in the horse racing industry. This is where training tips comes in. The youth of today is the horse racing’s future employees. This page is an area designed to educate those that don’t know what exactly trainers do and why they do it. We cover everything from; why workouts are important, racing surfaces, equipment changes, choosing the right jockeys and preparing your horse to run huge in the big race and much more.

We will be featuring instructional videos and other special things in this area that are educational. Join our resident current and former trainers as they elaborate on various interesting topics from the backside of the track.

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A Day in the Life of a Horse Trainer

POSTED: June 30, 2020

I received a request from a racing fan who wanted to know what it is like to be a trainer on a daily basis. A trainer's...

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Throat Surgery in a Racehorse

POSTED: June 29, 2020

There was a show on TV called "You Asked for It"!!! I m going to do my best to explain my latest requests.  Out of...

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Loose Lips Don't Always Sink Ships

POSTED: June 11, 2020

The game of horse racing has changed in many ways. Day in and day out we see trainers accused of being cheaters by fans, primarily...

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Shipping Horses

POSTED: June 10, 2020

With the tragic news of a horse van catching on fire and all 10 horses dying, I cannot even imagine the pain Trainer Christophe Clement...

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Getting Ready Off the Layoff

POSTED: June 1, 2020

With more racetracks getting ready to start running again, it is going to be a bit of a challenge trying to handicap. You have horses...

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Trainer Responsibility

POSTED: February 20, 2020

I was at the track the other day and a fan asked me to explain "Trainer Responsibility" in Horse Racing. It is a broad, sort...

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Breezing a Horse

POSTED: February 8, 2020

I received an email asking if I could explain Working aka Breezing a horse. I was also asked how important are Works when one is...

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Assistant Starters Please

POSTED: January 3, 2020

I was approached at Penn National the other day by a few Jockeys. They asked me if I could bring attention to the bad problem they're...

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Maximum Security, Destination Unknown

POSTED: December 25, 2019

As a trainer one of the most important duties is picking out the correct races for your horses. I always wanted to think with my...

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