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Work videos from John Sherriffs

If you follow along on YouTube at all you know that John Sherriffs has his own collection of videos featuring many of the top horses in his barn, including Zenyatta.  

The training  aspect of the game is such a "new frontier" for horse players, and I don't mean that in suggesting that analyzing training patterns is something new.  What I mean is that figuring out how trainers prepare their horses is still a great mystery to most players.  Sure, we have an idea as to how certain trainers like to spot their horses, but overall it's really just a guess on our part.  Why horses are trained a certain way and the expectations that trainers have with a particular horse are still a vast mystery to most of us in this game.  

It's the trainer's world, we just live in it.

While workout videos still don't get us inside the mind of a trainer, they can be a valuable tool to understanding how a trainer seeks to prepare his horses before a race.  In the case of a champion like Zenyatta...well, it's just fun to sit back and watch.  

(Note: if you haven't done it already, I highly recommend going to YouTube and searching for some of your favorite horses.  You'll be surprised at the amount of footage that's currently available.  The New York Racing Association has some great video of Rachel Alexandra from this past year and, as I've pointed out, John Sherriffs has a fantastic collection of videos from his stable.)

Below the jump is the most recent video from John Sherriffs.