Bernard Bell, who is always called Boogie, is one of what's called the old time grooms, a man who started working as a hot walker until he'd earned the attention of the trainer and began to learn the trade of being a groom. He takes pride in his knowledge of horses, cares about his work. I could spend hours watching him, listening to him laugh.. But, in actuality, Boogie's the one watching everything. There's little that he misses though he might not talk about what he sees. I was grateful to have gotten to know him when he was working for the trainer, Joe Valdez.