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Most race horses, despite strict regulations prohibiting it, are given illegal drugs on race day. Many of these are performance enhancement drugs that affect not only the race, but the thousands of dollars at stake. Glenn Thompson, a race horse trainer with over 30 years of experience, reveals the darkest secrets behind the scenes of the Sport of Kings. By shining a light on these secrets, he hopes to change the pattern and return decency and honor to horse racing. Learn how over 85% of thoroughbred trainers give illegal drugs and how top racing officials turn a blind eye. Learn how jockeys are seriously injured and the champion horse George Washington was put down when safety protocols were not followed. The secrets behind the tradition of cheating will both shock and amaze you.
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About the Author
Glenn Thompson was born in May of 1961 and was raised in Aiken, SC. He has an older brother, Stewart, and a younger sister, Julia. Glenn’s father, J. Willard Thompson, was a steeplechase jockey turned trainer and has held numerous training titles in New Jersey. Glenn’s mother, Dorothy M. Thompson, also loved horses and over the years had many talented show horses as well as some nice race horses. His stepmother, Carol Hoffman Thompson, was on the Olympic team in 1968 with the jumpers. Glenn attended the Aiken Preparatory School and was fortunate to be there when a team of outstanding faculty was at the helm. Mr. Harold A. Fletcher, Mr. Robert J. Harrington, Mr. Richard Hendry and Mr. Scott Lacher all had a strong influence on his life and values. After escaping school Glenn pursued his life-long dream and started training racehorses. He has been training for over 30 years and has trained up and down the East coast. Glenn is blessed with good horses, good friends, great clients, and good times. His beautiful wife Lisa, rides and trains dressage horses and together they brought Makenzie Thompson into this world. She is the apple of Glenn’s eye and 15 months old. He also has a son who loves horses, J. Parker Thompson, who is 28 and from a previous wife. Glenn loves training horses and remembers that team of faculty from 35 years ago telling him he had a gift for writing.