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8 The Game, April 2008
RAichard Morrow Ready to Make a Name for Himself
Canada’s Thoroughbred Racing Newspaper
pprentice Jockey Richard year with another 26 mounts at Wood- poised to become a jockey and shortly Morrow has been working hard bine. Richard has amassed 2 wins, 4 after  nishing highschool, his father
Apprentice Richard Morrow
apprentice with a smile, “It is nice to
be out there as team mates. It is a great feeling to be a team mate with an animal who loves to run. We work together to make it work and win races.”
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his year, Registered
Ontario-Breds will be earning 10% more at Open races at both Woodbine
and Fort Erie Racetracks. Offered through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) and adminis- tered by the Ontario Racing Commission, the Ontario- Bred Bonus program, once fully implemented, will consist of a 20% bonus for all Registered Ontario-Bred horses winning  rst through  fth in Open races in Ontario. The new program will be phased in starting with a 10% increase in purse winnings in 2008, 15% in 2009 and 20% in 2010.
this winter in preparation for the 2008 season at Woodbine.
seconds and 13 thirds and says that his mounts have given plenty of experience in preparation for full apprenticeship
as a jockey. “I was able to gain a lot of experience which will come in handy for when I gain the extra  ve pounds.” said Richard.
encouraged him to “get out there” at the racetrack.
After working and exercising horses since February, Richard will start the racing season with a 10 pound bug allowance however it likely won’t take long before he succeeds to a 5 pound bug needing only three more wins after last season.
Richard’s love for the racetrack came from his father, Michael Lizotte, who has owned racehorses for a number of years.
Richard had virtually no riding experience, except for pony and trial rides, so he began in the shedrow, hot- walking and grooming before getting on one or two a day in the barn. Eventually he was riding on the track in the morning and after 6 years of exercising horses he received his apprentice license.
The 27-year-old began his appren- tice year at Fort Erie in 2007 riding 50 horses at there before  nishing off the
A natural light weight, Richard was
“My goal is to win a lot of races and have a lot of fun doing it.” said the polite
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