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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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Is Age Just a Number With Race Horses

POSTED: November 21, 2019

There is a lot of fuss about Green Gratto returning to the races. I understand that people think it's the wrong thing to do. Let's...

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Medication In Horse Racing

POSTED: November 15, 2019

I've been trying to stay away from this topic because it is so misunderstood. With the recent break downs that have happened at Santa Anita...

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Pre-Race Vet Exams

POSTED: November 15, 2019

I received a few emails about what all is involved in a Pre-Race Veterinary exam. That's a great question. It's basically the same at most...

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Trainer Jockey Combinations

POSTED: November 9, 2019

When you are a horse trainer it is really important to have a good working relationship with your jockey. As a trainer, you put a...

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Adding Blinkers to a Racehorse's Equipment

POSTED: November 7, 2019

I received an email from a racing fan wondering why you put blinkers on a horse? Good question and one of the most important ways...

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Stretching Out a Sprinter

POSTED: November 6, 2019

A racing fan asked me how do you make a sprinter stretch out-meaning, get him to go a mile or further? That's a question that...

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Trainer JJ Graci on New Whip Rules In Horse Racing

POSTED: October 25, 2019

Horse Racing's New Whip Rules Feature Image Courtesy of Steve Heuertz  I was reading a article about how Woodbine Race Course is going to try...

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Racetrack Surfaces How Does it Effect A Horse?

POSTED: October 18, 2019

I received an email from a racing fan who asked me to explain racing surfaces with the Breeders' Cup weeks away and Santa Anita's racetrack...

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What Makes a Turf Horse

POSTED: October 18, 2019

That's the Million Dollar Question! I can explain to you what is supposed to make a turf horse. Probably the number one thing is their...

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