Racing's Lifeblood

Standardbred caretakers work long, tiring hours, and if most translated their paycheque into an hourly rate, the resulting number would probably be lucky to crack minimum wage. It’s a labour of love, in most cases done for the love of the animal, and not for glory or wealth. This month TROT put a number of these behind-the-scenes heroes on our cover, and here we share the stories of 10 of them in particular. By Dan Fisher & John Rallis.