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Horse Racing/comfort on dirt and sloppy tracks


hello sir, do thoroughbred racehorses really feel comfortable being exercised and raced on dirt and sloppy tracks? isn't there any tendency to slip?

The proper shoe must be fitted to the horse that will help with traction on certain surfaces. Mud caulks are sometimes used for extra traction on sloppy track. Some horses really do better on these surfaces while others can't handle them at all.  Grass is ultimately the safest and most comfortable natural surface for horses.

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Christopher Crocker


All questions pertaining to thoroughbred horse racing from a trainer's perspective. All questions about thoroughbred training methods, equine biochemistry and physiology. General questions about strategies and economics of thoroughbred horse racing. I will also be pleased to answer general questions about training and caring for horses of all breeds.


I have been breaking, schooling and training thoroughbred race horses for over 17 years.


High school graduate 1992. Dalfort Aircraft 1994. Licensed thoroughbred horse trainer in the United States and Canada.

Awards and Honors
Track record with Chedi at Colonial Downs 2011. Multiple Stakes Placed Trainer.

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