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The whole iceberg

Updated: August 27, 2007, 5:26 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

The best time to talk to a trainer is when you want to talk about training. Talk to an owner about owning. If you want to talk handicapping, talk to yourself.

Some trainers and owners seem to know too much about horses to pick winners consistently.

I had lunch with a trainer of thoroughbreds during a day of races recently. Here's what he knew about horses: everything. An X-ray usually confirmed his suspicious. This was how many strong opinions a horseman seems to have about fellow ...

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