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    Senior Member 3YO barney will become famous soon enough
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    Cost of training a trotter in Victoria

    Friend of mine has a promising 3yo trotter and like to knw what the average training fees will be in Vic
    Can anyone help

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    Senior Member 3YO barney will become famous soon enough
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    Come on guys surely someone has a clue what it costs now to train a trotter in Victoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney View Post
    Come on guys surely someone has a clue what it costs now to train a trotter in Victoria.
    andy gath was charging my brother $270 a week 4yrs ago without extras [shoeing,vets,floating etc].i would think it would be a lot more now.

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    There would be many factors involved (location, depending how much you get service wise with access to vets, massage, different therapies - meaning some trainers use these things others don't I imagine)


    Will try and find out from around my region if that helps.

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    Id say between $1000-$1500 per month plus expenses

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    Sent you a private message Barney

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    Training Fees

    We are looking to set up a syndicate to lease pacers and race them (if they are good enough).
    We are budgeting between $200 -$300 a week based on $40 a day for training fee.
    Shoes are approx $$80- $100 every 3 weeks or so, and add racing costs such as transport, driver fee, race entry fee to get an approximation.
    Unexpected vet expenses need to be considered. You may be asked to proved gear and rug, although some trainers rent these, or don't charge.

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    Senior Member 3YO barney will become famous soon enough
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    Thanks for that costs seem high compared to returns avaialble unless horse is metro class.This horse i mentioned is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney View Post
    Thanks for that costs seem high compared to returns avaialble unless horse is metro class.This horse i mentioned is.
    Because harness racing is not an investment.

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    So true Brendan - it is a dream and has to be a passion. This being so, the industry really has to give owners special treatment and assist/educate trainers to do so too - you would think it a given that trainers would appreciate/spoil their owners but I do not believe it to be so. You would also think that owners would 'vote with their feet' but the vast majority of people are too accepting. Very few people speak up in a restaurant about an unsatisfactory meal but generally do not go back, it is a bit trickier to change trainers
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