6-----PREMATURELY BREAKS THRU THE STARTING GATE
akin to horses who are forcibly loaded as last mentioned, are horses
who prematurely push the starting gate open before the starter opens
all the stalls simultaneously to begin the race.
you see this and people running to cancel their tickets,
people are in the know!
the past, each and everyone of these players hustling
to cancel their ticket(s) have been badly “burned” many
times. In fact they’ve been hurt so many times in the past,
they know that it is nothing but “downside risk”
to hold any tickets on premature breakthroughs.
They very, very, very rarely win
races whether or not they run off or are held by
an assistant starter.
isn’t a human being alive who can show a profit
betting premature breakthroughs. And anyone who tells you that he can
should see a doctor, as premature breakthrus are one of the absolute
worst signs in all of horseracing.
Expecting a premature breakthru to run to his old number(s) is sheer lunacy—he
horse can’t possibly run to his “backpaper” if his jockey
isn’t allowing him to do so. His rider might not
permit him to run to his best for any number of reasons to include outright
“stiffing” as per trainer instructions.
know, it is against the rules of racing for a jockey not to
put forth his best ride and therefore offer the horse every opportunity
it might be against the rules, we all know that the racing stewards
all suddenly go “blind” when it comes to “stiffs” and very few riders
are ever cited for any lack of effort.
you need proof of this, merely watch a returning vacationer who “needs”
and is being “given” a conditioning race to fine-tune
his overall conditioning or an inexperienced two year old.
many times have we seen a returning “router” literally burned out in
a suicidal speed duel of some kind that begins on the very first step
out of the starting gate, when in the past he’s always been a stalker
or midpack runner when visiting the winner’s circle? If your answer
was countless or many times, then you’ve been watching the same
races as yours truly. It happens every day! And again, most often
riders are only following trainer instructions.
though we’ve already discussed pre-race warm-ups, it’s worth reiterating,
as many “stiffs” center around pre-race exercise.
is apparently okay and within the rules of racing not to
properly warm-up a returning vacationer (or any horse
for that matter) with the full knowledge that the runner has virtually
no chance of winning under these
specific non-warm-up conditions.
pre-race warm-up gets all those needed oxygen-delivering
red blood cells up from the spleen. Without them, horses usually run
out of gas long before turning for home. If you doubt this for one
moment, just ask any veterinarian other than those employed by the state
itself (any state).
the “vet” is totally honest, he’ll tell you that
the pre-race warm-up is the most important
thing you can do to enhance a horse’s chances of winning 10
minutes before the start of ANY race!
the vet is employed by the state, he’ll most likely “play stupid” and
tell you that you’re either wrong or the pre-race warm-up really doesn’t
matter. Remember, he has to “justify” the non-warm-ups (many of which
are crippled and only entered for claiming purposes).
Any “rocking of the boat” by a wise-assed state vet who scratches
too many horses in the pre-race, will result in his immediate
dismissal and replacement by more of a “yes”
man whose only concern is his weekly paycheck rather than the welfare
of the horses he’s supposed to be protecting.
you doubt this for one moment, go to your local racetracks and start
keeping records of pre-race warm-ups as I have over the past 40 years.
The empirical evidence is absolutely beyond reproof!
they ain’t warming up before the race, they are
losers 99 times out of 100.
if you think that a NON-pre-race warm-up horse is going
to run back to his best numbers or his best race,
call me at once------I got some “swampland” in Beverly Hills I can let
you have for 20 bucks an acre!
WEEK: PART 4 and CONCLUSION