Safi Joseph, Barbados, Gulfstream Park discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
But if you're buying horses in that range, in the mid to lower end kind of thing, you've got to find that the athlete instead of the page. Because like you said, you'll never be able to buy the fancy pedigrees. And if you do, if you can't afford one of those, usually they've got one leg pointing towards Barbados already. It's a tough racket. Yeah, and nobody's right a 100% of the time in this game. So when you go to a sale, you're looking for the athlete. You think you have them. It doesn't always pan out when you get them to the racetrack, right? No, of course not. This is the only game that you're probably right. What, 15 to 20% of the time and considered a genius. That's a good percentage, right? How important are percentages for a trainer today? Well, I think in America is huge. For everyone that everyone handicappers and even the public percentage yet to have a good percentage, you have to, it's very important. People that look up percentage and they don't even care if you claim a horse for 20,000 and drop them at 62 50 and your percentage is high. They'll notice that more than if you actually claim the horse or say 62 50 and you run it in a second and a third in a state percentages. I think that's key in America to get attention. You know, there's no question about it. That's the first place people look when they go to hire a trainer. They go to the trainer standings and the first 5 or 6 guys are who they go to. Everybody else is chopped liver even if you're doing a great job with a small stable people don't pay attention. Visiting with trainer safi Joseph here on trainer talk presented by phasic tipton on the horse racing radio network coming to you from barn 7. At Gulfstream park, which is where you can find safi Joseph junior and his father, safi Joseph senior and they are a great partnership and they're really going well right now here at Gulfstream park, safi trained more than 70 winners here in the United States now. We mentioned the other winners that you had in Barbados. Tell me about your first horse that you ever got involved with when you first started training. Well, the first first we ever got involved was a horse named wacom but she was a Philly. I should be before I took out my license. I was working together this guy was trying to hate and Nichols. I was working under him. And she was actually a good Philly. She did what she did for us too. Yes, she earned a good amount of money, too. She won a couple of locally bred races going to mile and a quarter. And she won it twice to tanglewood. It's on goal company. When you go to your website, you have your bio listed there, and you have a quote in your bio. And I'm going to read it to you. It says, it's not what you do, but how you do it. What's that mean? I think anything you do in life is where do you put into it? You know what I mean? If you put what do you put into it, is where you're going to get out to get out of it. If you put a lot into it and you're constructive thinking and you put your heart and do it constructively, you're going to get the results. So what's the key to being a successful trainer then? The key is having good.