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my horse is off race for 3 years, how much time do i need to get it ready to the next race and how should i divide the lesson gallop or trot ??

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hi -- with 3 months off the horse should just about be retrained.  i would gallop 30 days and then a 4 furlong workout. then another 30 days of galloping with a 4 furlong workout. then another 30 days of galloping with a 5 furlong workout.  some of these workouts should be from the starting gate.. then a 6 furlong race should be ready to run. thanks ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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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.

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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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