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V200 and Class
V200 is often described by top trainers as ‘cruising speed’. The faster your horse can run utilizing mainly aerobic metabolism – the further he gets down the track before anaerobic systems take over and fatigue is imminent. I happen to believe that racing ‘class’ can be partially quantified when observing V200/cruising speed as the below table indicates:
V200 of below 20mph – you are not yet ready to compete without significant risk of injury
V200 of 22-24mph – not yet ready to hit the board, but can improve off of a race or two
V200 of 25-27mph – $25k claimer at some of the lower level tracks, but not KEE or CD
V200 of 27-30mph – can win some decent races, allowance level up to non graded stake
V200 of 30-32mph – nice horse here, possible black type if placed correctly
V200 of 35mph+ – graded stakes superstar
So, anything we can do to improve V200 in your horse will move him closer to earning some paychecks. This data is remarkably similar around the world, drop me an email if you would like to see studies correlating V200 and performance from Japan, Malaysia, and Australia.
These ‘edges’ range from free up to tens of thousands of dollars, here are a few examples:
Build the bone density of a racing 4 year old in your 2 year olds in training-
At the New Bolton Center and Fair Hill Training Farm up in Maryland, Dr. Nunamaker and Dr. Fisher researched on how to avoid bucked shins and stumbled upon a conditioning program that also was found to build dense racing bone in 2 year olds, details here:
Niagara Equissage saddle and hand unit
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers after breezes, cold water Equine Spa treatments in the morning before exercise, splenic contractions during the post parade, galloping uphill to improve hindquarter musculature, FLAIR nasal strips on those whose nostrils become swollen at speed, post exercise nutrition to enhance recovery, etc.
I have many more ‘edges’ that when combined can buy you a few extra lengths come raceday.