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    Default New Series - "It's My Job" - Premiere - "The Exercise Rider"

    Well done! Worth watching.

    http://youtu.be/QRHbd7ZN2w8

    The series premiere of "It's My Job" goes behind the scenes at Keeneland Race Course with Damien Rock, one of the primary exercise riders for trainer Charles Lopresti.

    A native of Ireland, Rock is a graduate of the Racing Academy and Centre of Education at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland. He worked as an apprentice jockey for three years after graduating from the jockey school, winning six races from 113 mounts for trainer Michael Grassick.

    Rock has since worked almost exclusively as an exercise rider in Ireland, Dubai, and the U.S., for such prominent trainers as Shug McGaughey, Christophe Clement, Erwin Sharpay, and Leo O'Brien. He started with Lopresti in 2011 and is the regular rider of the stable's leading runner, Grade 1 winner and 2012 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) winner Wise Dan.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    That was great.
    At the end the chestnut at 11:20 and he tells the camera is a good day. LOL



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    That was a good show, thanks!

    I feel like he does, can't imagine what I would have done if not working with horses.
    Horses are a life long passion and some of us are lucky we can follow it.
    You can hear the happiness in his voice.



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    That was neat!



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    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

    What's the status on Tuco?



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    How do we send letters to the makers of that???!
    Absolutely top rate. Fantastic.
    * www.huntersrest.net -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.



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    Google the series. I'm sure there is a contact point.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    if he ever decides he doesn't want to do track work, he can come ride my horses!



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