Terry Finley talks about the importance of schooling Thoroughbreds race horses at the starting gate. “The key is when a horse walks into the starting gate on race day, you want him to be calm and ready to perform,” he says.
Terry references a very informative video of longtime NYRA starter Bob Duncan. “The most important thing is making a connection with a horse and getting them to trust you,” says Duncan. “If they trust you, they’ll start going into the gate and their natural curiosity steps in.”
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