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Interval training has long been touted as one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts for human athletes. While there are many different styles of training for both human and equine athletes, the general goals are extremely similar. Both require speed and endurance to perform at the highest level. Achieving and maintaining that level of fitness is the challenge faced by all trainers. A study performed recently at Virginia Intermont College (as covered in this article by TheHorse.com) determined that horses at pasture were able to stay fit in comparison to their stalled brethren. Continue reading
Margaux farm has always taken on the long shots and taken pride in the job we can do for their owners. Training the good ones is fairly easy, most can handle that. Training horses with injuries or issues takes a good team. We are especially proud of RERUN who broke his maiden this weekend at Tampa for a good friend and client.
Rerun was brought to Margaux as a horse that had accrued a pretty serious injury in the stall while he was in training at the track; a severed tendon. He was given the proper amount of time off to heal by his owner, and came to Margaux to start back into training. We spent plenty of time slowly bringing Rerun back into training, working him on the hills and helping him continue to heal his injury. Rerun was sent off to his trainer this Spring, and there have been â€˜no issuesâ€™ since he left Margaux.
To get a horse like Rerun back to the races is an accomplishment in itself for his owner, but we couldnâ€™t be happier to see him running as sound as any other horse. Breaking his maiden in his 3rd start by 9 Â¾ is a testament to what a patient owner and a good team can do for a horse. We hope to see Rerun continue his success going forward. Watch the race here via The Blood-Horse.
Have questions about the horse racing industry? Â We’ve incorporated the OwnerView app into our Facebook page. Â Developed by The Jockey Club, and also available online at OwnerView.com, this tool is an amazing resource for owners: new and old alike.
To access the app, simply click on the link, as shown below:
The screenshot below is an example of what you can expect to find:
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In 2006, Margaux Farm partnered with Gene Vosler to begin breaking yearlings on the farm’s one and a half mile uphill gallop before sending them off to be trained. In his methodology, Gene emphasizes the Margaux focus on soundness, while moving at an individual pace. Continue reading