Please forgive these ignorant question. What does a race horse trainer do?
Also, does the jockey ride the horse all the time or is there another rider? Does the trainer decide on the exercise schedule, horse care, feed, etc? Do the riders have input or do they generally just do what the trainer says?
I understand that they have final responsibility over the horse as they are sanctioned for things like illegal substances found in the horse.
That said, what are the differences, do you think, in what the trainer of Rich Strike does versus someone like Bob Baffert, who seems to have multiple horses in training at once?
I just don’t know.
Thank you in advance if you can provide feedback to my confused self!