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    Default Little Mike--Arlington Million Question

    Hi,

    I have watched the reply of this several times today on HRTV. Don't know a lot about TB racing but I am aware there is a "right" and "wrong" lead to be on in the stretch. Well, I watch Little Mike change his lead no less than 4x in the very end of the race every few strides. What would cause that? I believe I've heard that they will get tired running on one and thus will switch but I've never noticed a horse switch with this level of frequency. Can anyone fill me in?

    Thanks!



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    Fatigue is the most common reason horses swap out repeatedly. Sometimes the rider shifting weight to try to "re-engage" a horse will cause him to swap.
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