A Good Trainer. A Definition.

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Gwayne Mike
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A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Gwayne Mike » 3 months ago

Simple!

Placing your horse where it has the best chance of winning!

If it runs second, it lost the race!

Contrary opinions are more than welcome :)
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Danny Derby » 3 months ago

Gwayne Mike wrote:
3 months ago
Simple!

Placing your horse where it has the best chance of winning!

If it runs second, it lost the race!

Contrary opinions are more than welcome :)
Contrary opinion: I'd rather run in a $1M race that I think I can run 2nd or 3rd in than a $50K race I think I can win.

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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Nini Hunter » 3 months ago

Danny Derby wrote:
3 months ago
Gwayne Mike wrote:
3 months ago
Simple!

Placing your horse where it has the best chance of winning!

If it runs second, it lost the race!

Contrary opinions are more than welcome :)
Contrary opinion: I'd rather run in a $1M race that I think I can run 2nd or 3rd in than a $50K race I think I can win.
Seconded.
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Gwayne Mike » 3 months ago

From my own perspective, I've never cared about money (maybe I should have been more frugal on occasion)

Especially if the money isn't real!

No glory in running 5th in Grade One races!

Just ask me :lol:
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Nini Hunter » 3 months ago

Disagree. I'd rather have my horses run in a prestigious race where I believe they can do well than in a lower tier race. Of course, every case is different. But to each their own! ;)
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Pete Vella » 3 months ago

I think there has to be a fine balance between both.
Have to know when to hold em, know when to fold em.
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Gwayne Mike » 3 months ago

Pete Vella wrote:
3 months ago
I think there has to be a fine balance between both.
Have to know when to hold em, know when to fold em.
Your poker analogy is likely the "CORRECT" answer?

Go to the front of the line, where the Steward will award you with 500,000 Game Points!

Just kidding!!!
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Michael Looker » 3 months ago

If your horse never loses, you aren't testing it enough. Think of those over-rated goats like Pepper's Pride or Zenyatta who racked up pretty records beating up nothing because their connections were cowards. Contrast them with true champions like Rachel Alexandra who took on the elite girls of her age, smashed them, took on the elite boys of her age, smashed them, took on the elite older horses, smashed them...

If your horse never wins, you're asking too much of it. "Keep yourself in the best company and your horses in the worst".

If your horse retires without having had a couple of poor runs to finish off its career, you retired it too soon. They're RACEhorses, so run them until the wheels fall off.

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Post by Lucas Davenport » 3 months ago

We could not disagree more.
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Nini Hunter » 3 months ago

Michael Looker wrote:
3 months ago
Think of a GOAT like Zenyatta who racked up a pretty record beating up nothing because all the other worthy competition were cowards.
Fixed it for you ;)
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Gwayne Mike » 3 months ago

Michael Looker wrote:
3 months ago
If your horse never loses, you aren't testing it enough. Think of those over-rated goats like Pepper's Pride or Zenyatta who racked up pretty records beating up nothing because their connections were cowards. Contrast them with true champions like Rachel Alexandra who took on the elite girls of her age, smashed them, took on the elite boys of her age, smashed them, took on the elite older horses, smashed them...

If your horse never wins, you're asking too much of it. "Keep yourself in the best company and your horses in the worst".

If your horse retires without having had a couple of poor runs to finish off its career, you retired it too soon. They're RACEhorses, so run them until the wheels fall off.

Contrary opinions not welcome; I'm right.
You're probably correct Mike?

As far as you know! ;)
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Brandon Schultz » 3 months ago

Michael Looker wrote:
3 months ago
If your horse never loses, you aren't testing it enough. Think of those over-rated goats like Pepper's Pride or Zenyatta who racked up pretty records beating up nothing because their connections were cowards. Contrast them with true champions like Rachel Alexandra who took on the elite girls of her age, smashed them, took on the elite boys of her age, smashed them, took on the elite older horses, smashed them...

If your horse never wins, you're asking too much of it. "Keep yourself in the best company and your horses in the worst".

If your horse retires without having had a couple of poor runs to finish off its career, you retired it too soon. They're RACEhorses, so run them until the wheels fall off.

Contrary opinions not welcome; I'm right.
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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Nathan Klein » 3 months ago

Michael Looker wrote:
3 months ago
Contrary opinions not welcome; I'm right.
I really hope you're not serious about that part because thats just kind of childish if it is serious.

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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Nini Hunter » 3 months ago

Another thing to add:

It's a good thing this is a game that allows every player to play to their own style! There are technically no right or wrong ways to play. Sure, some methods might be more ineffective than others to some people... but hey, that's what makes it great!
"How do you describe perfection? Why try, let's just watch her run!"

Now standing: KINGDOM COME - the Steward's new "Go-To" DR sire

Be sure to check out The Morning Line SIM Podcast, bringing you the best SIMhorseracing content.

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Re: A Good Trainer. A Definition.

Post by Pete Vella » 3 months ago

Did it really take us until 24 hours before festivus to get a thread going like this?
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