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  1. #1
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    Jun. 20, 2005

    Default Little Mike--Arlington Million Question


    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?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 7, 2001
    Usually too far from the barn


    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.
    F O.B
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