Analysis, a racehorse with Mosaic Racing Stables, is a very well adapted guy. Cross-trained as a hunter/jumper when he isn’t on the Belmont track winning races, he takes just about everything in his stride.
Here he is in Aiken on his way to the sand lot (jumping field) with a hunter/jumper rider Rylee Zimmerman to work on trot poles, circles and bending exercises. On the way to his lesson, Analysis hacked down a clay road filled with people and commotion. Analysis ventures out once a week to train for a future career, even as he puts in wins as a racehorse. Last year, he won at Belmont and Saratoga and had two seconds, according to Monica Driver, and earned $119,000.
His grounded personality is in part due to race training that incorporates prepping for a future career (hunter/jumpers in his case) as well as plenty of vacation time. “This is our way of making sure he knows more than just going fast in a big circle,” says Driver, managing partner of Mosaic Racing Stables.