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hello sir. if a baby racehorse is well fed, well ground trained and sound with both knees closed, from how much distance it has capability of cantering?

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HI YOU MUST BE TALKING ABOUT TRAINING A 2 YEAR OLD. YOU ALWAYS START OUT BY TRAINING A 2 YEAR OLD VERY SLOWLY TAKING YOUR TIME TO GET THEM LEGED UP WHILE TRAINING. I WOULD SAY A GREEN 2 YEAR OLD WOULD HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST 6 MONTHS OF TRAINING BEFORE YOU WOULD RACE THEM. USUALLY TYOU START GALLOPING A BABY ABOUT 1 1/2 MILES A DAY. FOR MANY MONTHS TILL YOU THINK THEY ARE READY TO EVEN BREEZE THE FIRSTR TIME. 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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