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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.

Ever wanted to know what makes a turf horse? How to choose the right trainer? Buying your first horse? How trainers put speed into their horses? Past The Wire Training Tips is informative for everyone.

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Front Wraps, Good or Bad?

POSTED: October 15, 2019

Received an email from a new racing fan who just started going to the track and betting the races. She told me someone told her...

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Buying Your First Horse

POSTED: October 13, 2019

Trainer JJ Graci takes us through buying your first horse. Let's answer the question of buying your first horse. This is a major purchase so...

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Choosing Your Trainer

POSTED: October 11, 2019

A topic I knew was going to be asked at one point but not so soon. Picking a trainer is the most important decision you have...

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Switching Jockeys

POSTED: October 8, 2019

JJ Graci weighs in on switching jockeys. I received a very interesting e-mail about changing riders when big name jockeys are in town for a...

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Training Up to a Specific Race

POSTED: October 6, 2019

JJ Graci answers a reader's question about training up to a specific stake or race.... Brian asks, " How do you train a horse for...

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Putting Some Speed in Your Horse

POSTED: September 29, 2019

JJ Graci, winner of over 1200 races and numerous training titles shares his knowledge on putting some speed in a closer or slower racehorse. There...

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Training Tips: Shipping West for the Breeders' Cup

POSTED: September 27, 2019

JJ Graci has won over 1200 races training thoroughbreds and numerous leading trainer titles. He is a regular at Past the Wire and has been...

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