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hello sir. i believe that if a horse trots fasts on its own, jockey posts shortly. am i right? if this situation is happening at post parade, can i expect the horse in 1st 3 placings?

hi  no,  if you warm up a horse good before the race, you are trying to loosen up a stiff or sore going horse. if you just trot or even just walk the horse, you are trying to keep the horse relaxed before they run. some horses need to warm up a lot and others need no warm up AT ALL.. it depends again ,on your horses condition. a spped horse needs no warm up, as a router needs usuually a lot of galloping before going into the gate.  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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