North East, Maryland - March 01, 2016:
"Mad Genius" horse trainer Michael W Dickinson tells reporters about the artificial turf he and his wife make and use at his new horse training facilities at Tapeta Farms in North East, Md., Tuesday March 1st, 2016.
His sprawling 250 acre facility, which accommodates up to 40 horses, is competing with the free stalls at race tracks, but he hopes his clients see the care and quality of his training as an investment. Dickinson says his training facility is "not a holiday camp. This is a serious training camp."
"Mad Genius" horse trainer Michael W Dickinson came out of retirement to open a new performance center at Tapeta Farms in North East, Md.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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