Todd Pletcher | On To Bigger Things Films | Ram Heavy Duty
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Todd Pletcher | On To Bigger Things Films | Ram Heavy Duty

August 23, 2019


♪ dramatic music ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [Todd Pletcher’s] Usually starts
at about 4:30 in the morning. ♪♪ It’s more of a lifestyle,
I would say, than an occupation or a job. You know it’s something
that I love and enjoy. There’s a lot of ups
and downs to it. You know it’s a time consuming
occupation and horses are relying on you to take care of
them basically 24 hours a day. ♪ dramatic music ♪ ♪♪ [thunder] Pretty much decided at a pretty
early age. By the time I was 12 or 13
I knew this is what I wanted to do for a living. Anyone that’s successful in
their careers going to put forth a lot of work. There’s no substitution
for hard work. You’ve got to love what you do
and you’ve got to pour everything you have into it. [dramatic horse SFX] What’s rewarding is the results
are very concrete. You know, all the work that you
do the rewards are easily seen. Either, you know, when you run,
you either win or you don’t. ♪ dramatic music ♪ The most important thing
is the horse. We’re looking to see what pace
they’re going. We’re looking to see
how the horse and the rider are getting along. You know, you’re going to have
some horses that are a little more aggressive. Some that are a little bit lazy. Each ones their own personality. We’re just sort of supervising
all that. Monitoring all that.
Observing all that. Trying to prepare them for
upcoming events. ♪♪ Most excited I’ve ever been
was my 2007 Belmont. It was a really,
really exciting stretch run. [ANNOUNCER] They’re coming down
to the wire! It’s going to be very close! And it’s gonna be… . A Filly in the Belmont!!! Rags to Riches! The first filly to win it
in over a century! ♪ upbeat music ♪ The great thing about being
a horse trainer is there’s always an upcoming
event, always an upcoming race, a new developing young horse
that you have high hopes for. There’s always something to look
forward to – new challenges ahead. All work and no play
makes you hard to beat. ♪♪

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