Groom Elite Announces Trainers' Exam Classes at Lone Star Park on April 11-13

(Austin, Texas - Monday, February 19, 2018) - The Elite Program, Inc. and Purple Power Racing Services owner C. Reid McLellan, PhD has announced a full schedule of classes for the end of winter and beginning of spring. The schedule includes the Trainers Exam Prep Class at Lone Star Park, scheduled for April 11-13.

18th Lone Star Park Trainers Exam Prep Class Scheduled April 11-13

This is the class that “started it all.” In 1998, the first such program at Lone Star Park sold out. Even with racing’s constant struggle for existence in Texas, Lone Star Park continues to be a popular venue for this class. Limited to enrollment of 12, recent classes in 2015 and 2017 sold out.

Offered immediately following the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park (April 10), classes are conducted Wednesday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In addition to barn test requirements, Dr. Mac spices up the lectures with philosophy and methods of training. Each year, McLellan updates the 120-page text to keep up with the regular changes, particularly claiming as more states change their claiming rules. Medication is always a concern as states work toward a uniform medication policy. As requested by stewards, McLellan emphasizes rules regarding trainers’ daily responsibilities and activities to help cut down on procedural violations.

Early bird tuition of $299 through March 17, and afterwards tuition advances to $349.

Those interested in this program are encouraged to go to or for more information and to register. Anyone without internet access is invited to call Dr. “Mac” at (859) 321-4377 to sign up.

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