Scheduled classes for 201

Early Bird registration  $299

South Florida in late February

Lone Star Park first of April

Belmont Park May

Laurel Park (mid-Atlantic) June or July

Oklahoma in August

Southern California or Southwest in September

Kentucky in November

Louisiana in December

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Scroll down for outline of Trainers' Exam Prep Class

CLASS INFORMATION: Each day will include a one hour lunch break with water and soda available throughout day. Final day will end early to allow for those that need to make travel plans.   Students will be given private link to online practice exam. Tuition includes up to two hours of email and phone tutoring after conclusion of class for those needing extra discussion prior to taking their trainers' exam. Class location and other details will be emailed to all that register unless you request regular US Mail. 

TUITION: $349 with an "early bird" tuition of $299 if signed up at least 3 weeks before first day of class. Includes morning coffee and doughnuts, National Trainers' Exam Study Guide notebook, CD with Power Point study guides including "Weights, Step by Step"; DVD of hoof care, Racing Official Accreditation Program DvD entitled "Duties of Racing Officials, and other teaching aids that will be yours to take home.  Save $50 by registering before EARLY BIRD deadline. Save $20 by registering a week before class starts. When Philosophy and Methods of Training (OTE 310) is offered you can save even more by signing up for both classes. 

CLASS SIZE: Maximum of 12 so register early. (The June 2017 Lexington class sold out. )

Typical Class Outline

Day 1
Registration and Introduction
Requirements for assistant trainer's & trainer's license 
Trainer responsibility, licensing, administrative rules
Equine and racing terminology, body parts of horse
Horse behavior and training
Conformation, Leg Anatomy, Leg Exam & common racehorse injuries
Bandaging evaluation

Day 2 morning
Horse behavior and training (continued)
Morning routine, track rules, track layout & distance
Health check
Digestive and Respiratory systems
Coggins and health paper rules

Racing tack identification and use

Day 2 afternoon
People to know, duties of racing officials, "the 3 lists"
Entry procedures, condition book, coupled entries
Preference date system, overnights, extras
Entering horses with correct weight & exercises
Bandaging practice lagniappe

Day 3 Morning and early afternoon
Claiming and claiming rules
Lasix and other medication rules
Review entering horses with correct weight 

Hand out practice test 
Questions and Answers

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