How do the Australians do it?

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Frankel apart, all the talk has been of Black Caviar, the Australian super filly who has swept all before her, winning 21 successive races prior to her Royal Ascot engagement. The five-year-old hopes to join the impressive band of Australian horses that have made waves on the European stage.

Elite athletes - equine or human - need to be structurally sound with the power to perform. Feed them well, keep them fit and ready and will get them on to the track to do what they were born to do - win races. It's the method that saw the legendary Australian trainer Tommy Smith win 34 Sydney training titles and a world record 279 Group One races - "bone and muscle" was coined to describe how Smith's runners would invariably seem to be rock hard fit, in superb condition and always hard to get past in a tight finish. 

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THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN - EUROPEAN TRAINER - ISSUE 38

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Author: Mitchell Lamb