A Day in the Life of Todd Pletcher

See how leading trainer Todd Pletcher spends his day.

The calm before the day begins: Todd Pletcher's barn at 4:45 AM.

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Todd Pletcher's day begins well before dawn.

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with some early morning studying.

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Making sure all limbs are sound.

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Lining up the troops.

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Morning ritual of checking horses before they go out for training.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Multi-tasking.

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Gathering the troops for today's assignments.

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Heading out to the track.

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One eye on the horse, and one on the clock.

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A picture of concentration.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Todd Pletcher with assistant Tristan Barry before saddling on race day.

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Saddling time.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Instructions for jockey John Velazquez.

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Focused on his runner.

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Another trip to the Winner's Circle.

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Happy faces after a job well done.

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The end of another long and successful day.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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