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Leading Trainers of Maidens and Sophomores

Two of the highest profile classes of horses a trainer will have in his barn are maidens and 3-year-olds. A relatively high percentage of maiden special weight wins indicates a trainer who has the ability and team to manage inexperienced horses and get their careers off to a good start, while the ability to successfully manage 3-year-olds is high on most owners' lists.... Read More

Book Size Signals Fluctuating Popularity for Stallions

A sire's career typically hinges on his first 2-year-olds, no matter what the initial market opinion was of the horse when he first entered stud. Occasionally that first crop vaults a stallion from obscurity, but more often the opposite happens when the first crop fails to meet expectations.... Read More

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