Players’ Podcast: Claiming Game Special Part 1 with Rob Falcone, Jr. and Ray Handal

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PTF sits down with Rob Falcone, Jr. and Ray Handal to pick their brains about the claiming game and talk about what horseplayers can learn from different trainers approaches to it. How do trainers improve horses? What does it mean when they go up and down in class? Here you’ll find the answers to these questions and many more.

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    • Not televised that I know of but you can follow along with audio coverage courtesy of Steve Byk with me as a special guest. Check it out on his Sirius XM station or via the listen live link on

  • Excellent show. The comments on lead changing I found interesting. Also looking for natural speed that can be improved on. Always wondered how Jack VanBerg was so good at claiming horses. Now I know from these two excellent trainers. Keep up good work.

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