TO IRELAND AND SOUTH AMERICA
Each track maintains several sets of schooling gates, pretty much like the official machines. They're used only to break in mounts that have never run for money before, and for horses from other countries that are shipped here to race. Mr. Cassidy's gate company is shipping machines this year to Ireland and to South America, they've caught on so.
There's something sad, even at $12 a day, in Mr. Hetherington standing on the track, close to the hedge, staring off into the distance between races, with the white flag that hasn't been unfurled in anger, so to speak, for all of eight years.