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hello sir. when the start is given. our jockeys push for 50metres and then waiting for response. why do they push for only 50metres? for what they wait?

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HI I WOULD THINK TO GET POSITION IN THE RACE.  SOME HORSE NEED TO GET A POSITION TILL THEY ARE READY TO MAKE THEIR MOVE.OTHER HORSES WILL NOT RUN TILL THE END OF THE RACE. SOME ARE FRONT RUNNERS AND NEED TO MAKE THE LEAD FROM THE START TO FINISH THE RACE.  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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