GAYLE WOODS THOROUGHBRED TRAINING CENTER
The term thoroughbred describes a breed of horse whose ancestry traces back to three foundation sires: the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian and the Byerly Turk. These three stallions were brought to England from the Mediterranean Middle East at the turn of the 18th Century and bred to the stronger but less precocious native horses. The result of this breeding was a spectacular equine which could carry weight with exceptional sustained speed over extended distances; qualities that brought a new dimension to the aristocracy supported sport of horse racing - the "sport of kings", which it has been called.
At the Gayle Woods Thoroughbred Training Center at the Nelson Jones Training Center in Ocala, Florida, you will see a full-service thoroughbred training facility consisting of 64 year-round stalls, two round pens, 16 turn-out paddocks, a one mile dirt track and a 7/8-mile turf track in operation. Services include: breaking, training and sales prep of thoroughbreds. Every aspect of training, nutrition and equine sports medicine are touched upon giving the viewer a thorough understanding of the equine athlete in training. They mainly break horses for the race track and most of their clients are people who go on to race their horses. Most horses leave Gayle Woods Training Center with their gate card which involves getting them to break cleanly from the gate and to walk in and stand so they're all ready to run when they do leave for their career in racing.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|