If he goes home, he will walk his dog, Hachi, before returning to the track ahead of the first post at 12:30 p.m. Before every race, Russell stretches to maximize his riding ability. He is also prepped for the races by his valet, Bobo Brigmon. The last race of the day usually ends at about 5:30 p.m. Afterward, Russell goes home and eats a big dinner to end his day. "We do sacrifice a lot, whether it means skipping meals or getting up early in the morning. But the rewards are good," Russell says.