How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse

by Janice L. Blake & Photographs by Barbara D. Livingston

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/4/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781452580913
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781452580920

About the Book

Janice L. Blake, Thoroughbred race horse jockey and author, describes how to take a horse to the race track and back safely. This guide is great for beginners, owners, and other rail birds who want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes of a Thoroughbred race track as the horses are being exercised in the morning. Follow along with Janice as she gets a leg-up on the race horse, rides to the track, exercises the horse, and brings it back to the barn unscathed.

About the Author

Janice L. Blake is currently loving living near New York City and riding Thoroughbred race horses on the New York circuit of Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. She is married to hall of fame jockey Braulio Baeza and has a calico cat named Pumpkin. Janice began her riding career at the age of thirteen, working as a guide on a livery trail in Michiana Shores, Indiana. Following her passion for riding horses, she discovered barrel racing, eventing, dressage and, eventually, horse racing. Janice started exercising race horses for P. Noel Hickey in Chicago, Illinois and moved on to riding Thoroughbred sale horses for Eddie Woods in Ocala, Florida. At Tampa Bay Downs, Florida, she won her first race riding Friendly Goose, trained by Jason Stodgill. Riding Thoroughbred race horses has taken Janice all over the United States, to Brazil and sundry places in between. Visit her online at or on facebook at How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse.