Shared Belief, Eclipse Winner
Congrats to the 2yo gelding and winner of 3 juvenile starts by 19+ total lengths. Check out that video above, that box is a Class IV laser and Laserman (Steve Bourmas) is demonstrating a small portion of a photobiostimulation massage session. More here:
Hmm, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer hires this guy to attend to his Hollywood/Santa Anita string and immediately starts having some of his greatest successes in the state outside of No Cal. Could just be a coincidence?
Racing, and training, repeatedly around only left hand turns will imbalance even the most conformationally correct racehorses. Hell, NASCAR drivers need full pit-crews to change tires that wear unevenly during races around the oval, shouldn’t every barn have someone similar keeping racehorses in balance?
I’ve read it somewhere in the past with respect to human athletes; something like a 10% difference in strength and/or flexibility between your right and left sides leads to a 600% increased chance of injury. (I am paraphrasing)
Horseracing is unnatural. Hay, oats, and water alone is not sufficient to develop optimal equine performance. Here’s hoping several more ‘Lasermen’ are haunting the backsides of our great tracks in the years to come.