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Old 05-08-2022, 10:31 PM   #616
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Would have been sweet to have hit that runner-up @ GPX 10th race at 30-1


PRACTICAL COACH 8/1 Parx Racing 9th

KEEPING THE PEACE 6/1 Parx Racing 11th
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Old 05-09-2022, 04:20 PM   #617
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thats right GB i knew 3-4 trainers and each horse under there care cost from 60-135 a day and 2 guys had over a hundred in there care and this was over 20 years ago .they laughed all the way to the bank.

It cost the trainer $600-$800 a month to feed a horse, supply bedding etc. Then you factor in your help and exercise riders you are in the $1000 a month range to train a horse. The owner pays for shoes, vet bills, etc. Depending on what track and what part of the country you are in I have seen rates as low as $40 a day up to over $160 a day (some of the big name trainers even more) to train your horse. Like about everything else some are getting rich and some are just getting by.
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Old 05-09-2022, 06:42 PM   #618
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Seems we have different opinions on the economics of race horse training and ownership. Look over the pp's of races at lower-tier tracks, and find plenty of trainers whose horses don't even make their feed bill in purses. They need to supplement their income--unless they come from a racing family-or have a rich daddy to prop their "hobby". And yes, if you don't make a living at the track-it is a hobby. Same with a gambler who doesn't make money-is he a professional gambler? Naw just a hobbyist.

Certain trainers seem to lack any skills at all. This trainer is so bad...he can't even run a successful betting coup.(I x'd his name out because my point wasn't to ridicule him/her personally.) This isn't all that uncommon, either.





There is a joke frequently told in racing circles that runs along the lines of:

"How do you become a millionaire owner in racing?

Start out as a billionaire."
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Old 05-09-2022, 06:50 PM   #619
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Seems we have different opinions on the economics of race horse training and ownership. Look over the pp's of races at lower-tier tracks, and find plenty of trainers whose horses don't even make their feed bill in purses. They need to supplement their income--unless they come from a racing family-or have a rich daddy to prop their "hobby". And yes, if you don't make a living at the track-it is a hobby. Same with a gambler who doesn't make money-is he a professional gambler? Naw just a hobbyist.

Certain trainers seem to lack any skills at all. This trainer is so bad...he can't even run a successful betting coup.(I x'd his name out because my point wasn't to ridicule him/her personally.) This isn't all that uncommon, either.





There is a joke frequently told in racing circles that runs along the lines of:

"How do you become a millionaire owner in racing?

Start out as a billionaire."
Trainers don't need purse money to stay afloat....they get a flat fee from the owners
If they do win a race , they get a bonus tip out of the owners share...WTF!!

This is why I can get out any faster ...its a losing situation!!
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Old 05-09-2022, 06:54 PM   #620
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as in most fields of endeavor some do well at certain things and others do well at others .the guys i knew all did well at the windows if you know what i mean and 1 of them never told the owner when the horse was ready he would always say horse is up on the toes looking better but he needs a race .used to be an angle if you saw the guy at the track in a nice suit before the race its a go! and your right GB that 60-135 aday was the trainers end payed by the owner!

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Old 05-09-2022, 06:57 PM   #621
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Trainers don't need purse money to stay afloat....they get a flat fee from the owners
If they do win a race , they get a bonus tip out of the owners share...WTF!!

This is why I can get out any faster ...its a losing situation!!
LOL come 'on mannnn...no one is going to pay this trainer a dime.
These trainers are also owners in most cases, or they wouldn't have any racing stock at all.
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right NCG there was an old angle there to as when they claim a horse . a decent trainer of course
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Old 05-09-2022, 07:08 PM   #623
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Riddle me this

Moving on, on a slow racing day...I'm not getting this at all-saw on a site called "How Stuff Works" this riddle:



Either the answer given is a mistake...or I'm just too dumb to get it

Riddle Answer:

A quarter and a nickel


Anyone?


https://entertainment.howstuffworks...._medium=recirc
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lmaof or heads i win tales you lose nyuk nyuk nyuk moe larry cheese
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Old 05-09-2022, 07:37 PM   #625
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Moving on, on a slow racing day...I'm not getting this at all-saw on a site called "How Stuff Works" this riddle:



Either the answer given is a mistake...or I'm just too dumb to get it

Riddle Answer:

A quarter and a nickel


Anyone?


https://entertainment.howstuffworks...._medium=recirc
One of them is not a nickel. Didn't say there were no nickels. We know BOTH cannot be nickels. In other words the quarter is the 1 coin that is NOT a nickel.
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One of them is not a nickel. Didn't say there were no nickels. We know BOTH cannot be nickels. In other words the quarter is the 1 coin that is NOT a nickel.

Well that was a letdown... 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back for posting that.

And 5 minutes of your life, Simon--you'll never get back for answering
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Old 05-09-2022, 10:21 PM   #627
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But is that trainer having fun? If he enjoys being with the horses everyday, then that is all that counts. Enjoy what you re doing.
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Trainers don't need purse money to stay afloat....they get a flat fee from the owners
If they do win a race , they get a bonus tip out of the owners share...WTF!!

This is why I can get out any faster ...its a losing situation!!
Day money at the very best allows a trainer to break even.

There are three ways a trainer can make serious money and become comfortable financially.

1) Commissions and appreciation dollars from buying and selling horses.

2) Successfully gambling on their own horses.

3) Purse money. 10% which unlike jocks in most cases is 10% all the way across the board.

It is EXTREMELY hard to stay afloat as a trainer. EXTREMELY!

The people getting rich at the races are vendors.

Vets, farriers, feed men, tack stores, jocks agents.

IMO it's safe to say that being a horseman, perhaps more so than any vocation I've ever seen, is TRULY a labor of love!
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Day money at the very best allows a trainer to break even.

There are three ways a trainer can make serious money and become comfortable financially.

1) Commissions and appreciation dollars from buying and selling horses.

2) Successfully gambling on their own horses.

3) Purse money. 10% which unlike jocks in most cases is 10% all the way across the board.

It is EXTREMELY hard to stay afloat as a trainer. EXTREMELY!

The people getting rich at the races are vendors.

Vets, farriers, feed men, tack stores, jocks agents.

IMO it's safe to say that being a horseman, perhaps more so than any vocation I've ever seen, is TRULY a labor of love!
thx VJ
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:16 PM   #630
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mr. stauffer does the purse money still pay out to the 5th place finisher ?
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