Trainer offers horses the best

HARNESS racing owner and trainer Kevin Pizzuto reckons there is no place like home at Rossmore.

He says it's the ideal environment to live.

And an even better place to train harness racing horses.

"The horses love the rural surroundings, they thrive on it," Kevin Pizzuto said.

"It's a good place for the horses to train on the sand track and then rest after they have done their work."

Pizzuto said the sand track training gets horses fit and strong, and toughens up their legs for racing.

He said the sand track also acts as a cushion for their legs and hooves.

"Sand-track training builds their stamina," he said.

Pizzuto also works his horses at Fairfield Paceway some mornings.

"Fairfield is where I do the fast work," he said.

The 40-year-old trains 25 horses on the two-hectare Rossmore property.

"I have been involved with harness racing since I was 14," Pizzuto said.

He is enjoying a successful season sitting fourth in the metropolitan trainers' premiership with the races held at Tabcorp Park.

"I've had 13 winners which I am pleased about that," Pizzuto said.

Pizzuto grew up in Liverpool and went to Casula High School and the love of harness racing started through his father Albert and mother Carmen.

Pizzuto used to drive in races but now concentrates on training the standardbreds.

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