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50 excuses why a horse didn’t win a race in order to convince the owner to keep paying stabling and trainer’s fees

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50 excuses why a horse didn't win a race in order to convince the owner to keep paying stabling and trainer's fees

It is said that trainers and jockeys between them have a large number of excuses as to why an individual horse did not win a race that day in order to convince the horse’s owner to retain the trainer and keep paying his high fees and the stabling costs.

It is also said that a horse has to win a large number of races in order to recoup these high costs.

If you click the link above the photograph you will see these reasons.

I have selected 50 of the best apparently according to Dr Desmond Morris from his book Horsewatching. In turn, he got the list from Sporting Life.