Best of the Blogs: Rick Dutrow and the short turnaround
In a new post at the And Down the Stretch They Come blog, trainer Rick Dutrow and his success with horses racing on short rest is discussed, and the question is raised as to why this practice isn’t more common in racing.
Dutrow has had great success doing this, most recently sending Willy Beamin out to capture the King’s Bishop (gr. I) just three days after the colt had won Albany Stakes at Saratoga.This training method raises eyebrows here in the States, but not as much elsewhere.
“European and Aussie trainers don’t shy as much from the extremely short turnaround as do North American conditioners. In fact, if done with a sound horse, there is no reason we shouldn’t see this more,” the author writes.