trainer’s instructions:

Red Bunny will be on the lead
but try to stay within a length.
start moving on the turn
and let her go at the head of the stretch.
she hasn’t learned to change leads well
and tends to lug in
but I think we’ve corrected that.
she doesn’t like the whip
so just show it to her.
we’re reading 5 to one
and we’ve got a hundred win on her
for you.
How’s Jenny?
still in India?
I’d like to get the hell out of California
maybe we’ll run her at Belmont.
all right.
you know what to do.
see you in the circle.

Charles Bukowski
Original manuscript
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