"Never carried 126 lbs before" (332 Views)
Posted by: TreadHead
Date: September 04, 2020 12:34PM
I keep seeing this talking point brought up every year, I know some people assert that a horse that has won all his races carrying 118-120 are "negatively impacted" when they have to carry 126 lbs (though mathematically this doesn't make much sense) and others would assert that the added weight doesn't have a negative impact on ability (other than the TG computed relative weight difference, of course).
Has anyone ever done a fact-based study of figures to prove (or disprove) either assertion? Do horses carrying 126 for the first time run worse TG numbers?
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