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hello sir, watching a race, how can i judge that the horse is not responding to its rider while entering the final straight? do i need to observe his body movement?

hi -- you can judge the horses performance by seeing if he is all out, or just plodding along and if the rider is sitting still or shooting ducks at the horse. when a horse is running full out, his or her tail will be straight out..     thanks ED HESS  

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Ed Hess


Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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