One goal, for example, was riding 200 miles one weekend, camping out at night and simulating race conditions
by carrying all the gear required for the Iditabike, including a portable stove and fuel to melt snow for water, a winter sleeping bag insulated to 20 degrees below, four bottles of water, bivy sack (a one-person shelter) and spare tubes and tool kit for the mountain bike.
Arena racing director Jon Pullin said: "It was our intention that the race conditions
for the PS50,000 apprentice race on Good Friday mirrored those of the six championships races in requiring horses to have had three runs during Season 5 of the All-Weather Championships.
Although suited by the race conditions
, it won't be easy for the selection with the Gigginstown-owned pair A Toi Phi and Balko Des Flos the biggest threats.
She consistently excels at Ironman Hawaii, regardless of race conditions
. She is a perfect example of an athlete who utilizes self-talk to its fullest; no matter how hard the winds are hammering during the bike portion of the competition, Natascha maintains her smile!
As already announced, the Unicoin Chase, run on New Year's Day, with identical race conditions
to the Tripleprint Gold Cup and over the same distance of two miles, five furlongs, has had its prize-money boosted from pounds 30,000 to pounds 50,000 from Cheltenham's own resources.
"The BHA and racecourses have the ability to discuss and review race conditions
on an ongoing basis if appropriate."
The Warwick contest has attracted 14 entries but four trainers were caught out by the race conditions
, entering horses who have won in the past year.
The six-year-old was forced to miss the Ebor at York due to a slight setback, but he is well suited by the race conditions
of tomorrow's contest and he could be a hard horse to peg back if allowed a lead.
This might be coming a bit soon, but he's in good order and we decided we had to run him as it would be difficult to find a race in which the race conditions
suit him as well as they do here."
Evans, who is umpiring his third Boat Race, has first-hand experience of race conditions
, having participated in the winning Oxford crews of 1983 and 1984.
The race conditions
state that preference may be given to the winners of major puppy competitions in the second half of last year with July 2013 and younger whelps eligible providing they did not compete in the 2015 William Hill Derby.
The five-year-old will appreciate the sticky ground, is well treated by today's race conditions
and is reunited with George Baker - a jockey with a perfect record when the pair team up.
He added that they "achieved the closest experience to race conditions
without actually racing".
"There are only a few intermediate chases that take place each year and by their nature these race conditions
FRANKEL will face "race conditions
" as he makes the penultimate racecourse appearance of his career in a pre-racing gallop at Newmarket on Saturday.