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Why Greg Gilchrist walked away

Updated: March 2, 2011, 4:50 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Greg Gilchrist had to work hard to get somewhere as a trainer, but his efforts and perseverance paid off. Once a relatively unknown trainer with nothing more than mediocre horses in the barn, he got a few breaks, developed stakes winners like Soviet Problem, Smokey Stover and Lost in The Fog and established himself as one of the top trainers on the Northern California circuit.

Then one day he quit.

The game just didn't work anymore for Gilchrist, which, sadly, says more about the ...

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