Who is Andy Serling?

Serling is best known as a television analyst and handicapper for New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), where he has been a member of the broadcast team since 2008.

What age do you start training a racehorse?

Most racehorses begin formal race training between 18 and 24 months old. However, their general lessons started at a much younger age. Before a young horse is ridden, its knees are examined to confirm the cartilage has fused. Riding a horse before its knees are fused can result in injury to the young horse.

Does Wayne Lucas still train horses?

In 1997 Lukas returned to training Quarter Horses, though he continued to train Thoroughbreds as well. Charismatic came close to sealing a Triple Crown for Lukas in 1999, winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

Are race horses tax deductible?

These benefits include making all race horses depreciable over three years; the ability to immediately expense or write-off up to $500,000 in depreciable business property; and bonus depreciation, which allows the deduction of 50% of the cost of new property purchased and placed in service.

Do race horses train every day?

The weekly exercise regime in the peak of the season usually consists of fast gallop work twice a week, steady trotting and cantering the rest of the week, with Sunday often a rest/quiet day depending on the schedule of races planned for each horse.

Does Dwayne Lucas have a horse in the Kentucky Derby?

To date, Lukas has submitted the most horses in to the Kentucky Derby with 48 starts, giving him a record of 4-1-5. His victorious horses at the derby have included Winning Colors (1988), Thunder Gulch (1995), Grindstone (1996), and Charismatic (1999).

What happened to Charismatic the horse?

The cause of death for former Kentucky Derby champion Charismatic, who died Sunday on the Old Friends horse retirement farm in Scott County, has been determined. Charismatic died of bleeding from a severe pelvis fracture, according to a statement from Old Friends Farm veterinarians.