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Faces Of Racing: Eddy Durbridge

October 7, 2020:

“As a caretaker who just doesn't work for my own stable, working for a different trainer can always keep me moving. From working with different learn new things from each of them and have different experiences with different horses.” on

Faces Of Racing: Shanisty Andres

September 17, 2020:

“I think the most important thing is not to look at them as a dollar sign but as a horse. The horse doesn’t know whether you paid $3,000 for it or $30,000. It’s your job to help it reach its best, either way.” on

Faces Of Racing: Mathieu Nadeau

September 11, 2020:

“A great reward for me as a caretaker is to see my horse win and see the effort that he gave to win that race but the greatest reward is seeing the improvements in a horse, week after week.” on

Faces Of Racing: Jackie Starkewski

September 9, 2020:

“My advice to new grooms is to pay attention to the horses, get to know them and respect them, they work hard for us. Be humble, there are always things to learn.” on

Faces Of Racing: Kate MacNeil

September 3, 2020:

“You need to listen to your horse and pay attention to their needs, that’s what makes a good horseperson." on

Faces Of Racing: Shane Baglole

August 31, 2020:

"If you can learn something new each day you're doing well. Just be a sponge, take everything in, absorb it all, and if you can learn something new from all the different people you work for you've probably done something right." on

Faces Of Racing: Clara Mary Corbin

August 27, 2020:

"To have the chance to work around good trainers, drivers and horses is one of the most rewarding aspects of working as a caretaker." on

Faces Of Racing: Fiona Reynolds

August 24, 2020:

"I compare caretakers to front-line health workers. There is nobody more important than the person giving the direct care." on

Faces Of Racing: Ryan Wilkie

August 19, 2020:

"When the horses do well and when the owners come in, seeing them excited or happy is really a good feeling, because you know you're doing a good job and it's paying off." on

Faces Of Racing: Cherie Paskaruk

October 7, 2019:

“Work hard and pay attention to the advice you’re being given. Even if it’s not something you want to hear, it may be useful one day. Pay attention to the horses you’re looking after, they may not speak but their actions do talk in more ways than one.” on

Faces Of Racing: Kelley McNiven

September 29, 2019:

“Always remember the reason you chose to pursue a career in caretaking. It Is for the love of the animal and the sport.” on

Faces Of Racing: Sarah Lauren Scott

July 15, 2019:

"Take the very best care of the horses in your stable. Travel with your horse, make friends and be sure to bring new people to the industry. Take a win when you can, they don’t always last, be a good sportsman and treat those around you with respect. Keep your ears and eyes open. There is always something to learn, may it be what to do or what not to do." on

Faces Of Racing: Ashley Leslie

July 10, 2019:

“My advice for the next generation would be to love what you do. Work hard at it, have patience and respect, and to always have an open mind to learn something new every day.” on

Faces Of Racing: Luke Burke

July 8, 2019:

“To me, the definition of good horsemanship is to always cater to your horse’s needs no matter how hard it might be, and, of course, to treat other horsemen with respect.” on

Faces Of Racing: Glenda Giles

July 5, 2019:

“I may not have any good luck charms on race day, but I am always cheering for our horses at the top of my lungs – even when they aren’t doing so well, they’re doing the best they can, (and) I know they can hear me.” on

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