Now that the yearling sales have gotten into full swing, buyers will be looking to find the right facilities to teach their budding stars the ABCs of racing. Anyone who has ever had novice students of any kind knows the importance of laying a proper foundation, for all other learning skills build on those early-developed habits and discipline.
East to West, North to South, many facilities specialize in services that will provide these youngsters—and perhaps even some non-traditional learners—the proper skills for racing careers. These facilities are also adept at providing Thoroughbred athletes in need of a little R&R, a place to unwind and recuperate.
Many of the topflight breaking and training facilities as well as the people who run them are profiled in the following pages.