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post #1 of 46 Old 11-30-2009, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone work with Trotters?
I have worked for one of the best female trainers in the southers hemisphere =D
She trains alot of her horses at the beach which is so much fun to drive on =D

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post #2 of 46 Old 12-01-2009, 12:21 PM
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we have both trotters and pacers. my broodmare is a NZ bred pacer, and we have had somet other NZ horses to. theyre built beautifully. we just had our trotting broodmare bred and she foaled on july 4th to a beautiful chestnut colt.
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post #3 of 46 Old 12-01-2009, 01:33 PM
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what sort of speed would you expect a full bred trotter/pacer to do,i don,t mean champion times more the average one
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post #4 of 46 Old 12-01-2009, 01:49 PM
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it all depends on the size of the track theyre on (1/2 mile, mile, mile+1/4), the size of the horse on the track (some larger horses have a hard time racing on a half mile track, but are fine on a mile size track because of the size of the turns) the track surface, and the class of horse they are.

for example where i am, our trotters (putting class aside) typically trot an average mile in 2:00-2:02. but thats an average. some go faster some are slower. our pacers go an average of 1:58-2:00.

yet you can take these same horses to a better track and your trotter can go 1:59, and your pacer 1:56.

my pacing broodmare for her size (shes very large) they usually go about 1:58-1:59 on a half mile track. my mare has a record of 1:54:3 on a half mile track. she was extremely fast for her class of horse :)

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post #5 of 46 Old 12-01-2009, 04:54 PM
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My grandfather and father both have raced and trained pacers so i have been around them my entire life. while i dont groom anymore, after i graduated high school i worked at the track for about 4 years. i love standardbreds and i miss working with them like crazy!!
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post #6 of 46 Old 12-01-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Almagron, What are your NZ horses?
We had som USA horses sent over last season for the inter Doms =D
And we have had various horses sent to USA aswell =D
Do you know Delft?

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post #7 of 46 Old 12-02-2009, 04:19 PM
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our NZ hoses were Slim N Fit (whos now my broodmare), Almagro, umm thats all i can remember off the top of my head right now!
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post #8 of 46 Old 12-02-2009, 05:03 PM
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oh and you guys that are interested in the NZ bred horses, one of my favourite horses i looked after was Franco Justin N. i dont know much about the NZ horses and he wasnt a fast horse persay but he was a huge teddy bear and i loved him. definitely a gentle giant, he was quite large. luckily i know he has a wonderful retirement home but i would have much rathered that he had come to be one of my saddle horses.
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post #9 of 46 Old 12-02-2009, 07:23 PM
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I'm a trotting person. Started with pacers but started working for a trotting only (female) trainer. Our trotters average a mile in about 1:56. We race on bigger ovals, though. Mohawk and Woodbine are big, fast tracks. Fastest trotter I ever looked after went in 1:53. I've been lucky enough to look afer some good horses...2 that went over the 1 million in earnings before retirement. Love the trotters!!

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post #10 of 46 Old 12-03-2009, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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My alltime fav Is called The Man Himself he was a big black trotter but he was EXP to aus... =(
Yea the lady i help trained Delft (who was the giant of the trotting world) when he was in NZ and she got him trotting again and going really well. He broke records and won Interdoms for her but he is back in USA now

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