Trainer Alert aka ‘The Russians are Coming!’

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A tip of the cap to TimeformUS for alerting me to this 2nd year trainer working exclusively (I believe) for the Russian ownership group Glockenburg LLC. Check out this worktab for a recent debut winner (rode by a Russian jock for a Russian trainer) through a 5 wide trip at Fairgrounds:

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No Lasix either, in addition to 3 workouts in 8 days before his debut at 7.5F, two of those sessions back-to-back. Notice he came out of that debut win and worked his fastest 3F ever at 37.2, only to top it 12 days later with a 36.2 over the deep FG strip. In direct contrast to all this good news, he ran a poor 6th in his second outing last week, the future will be interesting with this one.

How about one running tomorrow at FG? I give you Doll Dreams, making her 2014 debut off of 2 fast works at 3F and 5F in the past week alone. She’s in the 6th race tomorrow.

He’s got yet another entry in 2 days (March 9th, 2014) also at FG named Sonorous Voice with a similar workout history:

Date

Distance

Time

Rank

3/5/2014

5F

1:02.00

1/10

3/2/2014

3F

36.40

7/30

2/25/2014

4F

51.20

23/33

1/19/2014

5F

1:01.80

16/68

1/17/2014

4F

50.20

44/59

1/11/2014

3F

35.60

1/8

Thus far Mr. Vashchenko seems to have mainly lower-end claimers, but is still winning at a decent clip utilizing his unique conditioning regimen. Also had some stalls at Arlington Park last year if I recall.

Perhaps another more well-known all-Russian team is trainer Gennadi Dorochenko, working for ownership group Raut, LLC and utilizing jockey brothers (I assume) Magomet and Myrzabek Kappushev down at Calder. His name will ring a few more bells considering his 2012 Louisiana Derby triumph with 109-1 shot Hero of Order.

Although it doesn’t show in the official worktab, I am told by one of his stable employees that Mr. Dorochenko puts a few furlongs of speed into his horses 2x weekly also, sneaking them in at the end of slower gallops.

хорошая работа !!
(“good work” in Russian) according to Google Translate
EDIT: March 10th, 2014: Doll Dreams ran second by one length at 10-1 and Sonorous Voice won by 5.
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About bpressey

Equine Exercise Physiologist

Posted on March 7, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Phillip Haycock

    Ive read about Russian Thoroughbreds.
    Like the Russian people they can be very robust.
    Possibly a great gene reserve of good horses waiting to be crossed.

  2. Matt Chappell

    Gennadi Tell the rider let them go as they want so most of his horses roll at close to a two minute or faster pace for a little more than a mile every day. For information sake Dorochenko is the leading trainer at Calder right now by wins and money earned and his daughter is third leading owner by money won.

    • Thanks for the input Matt, nice to hear from someone with actual boots on the ground! Seems the worktab catches some of these fast 3F finishes following a 2min lick mile, but not all of them-

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