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hello sir. generally, when a 2 year old arrives to a racing stable, they appear fat. may i know why? were they over fed with oats?

hi well i would expect them to be fat as they were fed very well while growing up. now when you start training them they will gradually start loosing weight.. remember that you have to xray the knees in order to make sure the knee's are completely closed before you start to train them. never never train a 2 yr old with open knee's 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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