Marshall Allen, Phasic Tipton, Marshall discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast

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The opposite direction. I was coming from on the opposite side of the shed row, but he always knew when I was within a little more than a barn away, you could hear him hauling. I was there. And that always amazed me. He loved bananas and oranges. So maybe you got a banana every morning when I got there. So for some reason, but I wasn't caring about it. I couldn't smell them because we're born, but wow. Who would have thought? So how about carrots? Did he have any interest in carrots? You know, he really, it was really odd. He didn't seem to care for the carrots so much, but the bananas and orange. I mean, you could just peel an orange and you just eat them. One time I even take just frozen concentrate orange juice and put it mix it with water and put it in a pie tin. And he just drink it up like it was the best thing he ever had. Wow. Unbelievable. Marshall Allen here on trainer talk presented by phasic tipton. As I mentioned, he has trained horses. He started from the ground up. You just heard him tell that story. He's trained horses. He most recently worked as an assistant trainer. Are you still working as an assistant now, Marshall? Yes, I am. You are. So let me ask you this question. Do you prefer to be the assistant or do you prefer to be the boss, considering you've been on both sides of that fence? Well, probably from my, you know, because of my background of having trained for quite a while. I mean, I've had up to some times in my life. I've had 20 had a horse. And so my experience always is what got me jobs as assistants as I got older because it would give the trainer freedom. And I always felt like that was probably my biggest strength was you can go and do stuff with your family or you can go and if you got to take a trip for a week, you can go and I'll run that barn the way that that trainer expects it run, whether they're there or not. I've always been real adaptable that way, 'cause every trainer is different. They all have kind of their own little ways or things they want done or how they want the barn run. And I think my talent has always been, I can run it. And give you freedom to get away. But in that barn is going to run whether you're there or not, just as if you were. And I just kind of looked at it that way. So I think I'm a better assistant. Well, you know, considering that this is a 365 day year profession. You don't hear about trainers taking days off very often. How challenging can that be for a trainer to have to miss time with family? Maybe it's a baseball game or a soccer game or whatever it might be. And you can't be there for those events. How challenging is that for a trainer? Well, I think it's very challenging because especially when you have younger kids and your kids grow up so fast and. You're so locked into the racing and stuff that it's tough to get away. I mean, it really and it's not like anybody uses it as an excuse. I mean it's just you're always kind of tied to something that needs to be done or something comes up or it's just kind of the nature of the sport or the business is to not be able to get away and have some freedom. So it's difficult on the families that especially if the families aren't participating in the day to day regimen because then you're gone so much more? Marshall Allen here on trainer talk presented by phasic tipton Marshall we're down to the final three minutes or two and a half minutes of the program. This hour has really flown by and it's been remarkable to hear your story and here you talk about receiving that white horse award and essentially saving a life on the backside.

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