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TOC Holds Successful Conformation Clinic

Trainer Jim Cassidy having a Q&A session.

Approximately 45 people attended the latest Conformation Clinic held by the Thoroughbred Owners of California at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, May 13th. The very popular clinics are aimed at helping participants develop an “eye” for a horse by identifying conformation strengths and weaknesses.

TOC partnered with trainers Jim Cassidy, Matt Chew, Patrick “Paddy” Gallagher and Howard Zucker to present a valuable and professional program for the attendees. They each brought out horses to clearly illustrate horse anatomy — pointing out conformation flaws as well as correctness. Participants were also encouraged to ask questions during the program.

Attendees left with a packet of diagrams and information about horse conformation, free passes to the races compliments of Santa Anita, and a better overall understanding of what makes a “fast horse.” For information about upcoming TOC events, be sure to visit our Events page.

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Trainer Matt Chew speaking to group.


Trainer Patrick “Paddy” Gallagher discussing conformation.


Trainer Howard Zucker with his group.