Picking a Great Race Horse
I have decided to try my hand at owning race horses. I know that it is not very likely that I will own the next Secretariat. But I have high hopes for the horses I am going to own. I have not decided to buy any horses yet, but I will probably make a decision on that pretty soon. I am going to look for a trainer, that will be able to train the horses that I buy, and to turn them into champion horses.
That would be ideal, because I really want my horses to win a few races, at the least. It would be quite upsetting to own horses, and to never have them win any races. I wonder how many people own horses that are never winners. That would be an interesting statistic to look into, but I doubt anyone has bothered to count the number. Right now, I am trying to find out more information about trainers. It will be very important for me to pick a trainer that has a lot of experience in training horses.
But probably the harder part of the task that lays ahead of me, is picking the right horses. I know that genetics comes into play, and may be the most important factor in determining whether a horse can win races. But it can be kind of random, because of how genes are mixed up and such, when a horse mates with another horse. The offspring might not even inherit the traits that made the parents great. It can be a bit random in that regard, but there are definitely lineages that produce better horses. I am just going to try to do my best to pick horses that will grow to be quite excellent during races. It is easier said than done, no doubt.