Getting a racehorse physically fit is common sense: it’s eating properly and proper exercise. The science is in reading their minds. I try to have them in a mindset where all they want to do is run when they get to the races. You can get a slower horse to beat a faster horse that doesn’t want to do its best or doesn’t know how to do its best.
There’s no sweeter feeling than winning. It’s what we do it for. At the end of the day I’d like to think we’re all pretty good losers. But we’re better winners.
I was raised with horses; they’ve been a part of my life since I could walk. I think they’re wonderful animals, and a lot smarter than people give them credit for.