Charlton Heston starred in many of the great flicks of the 50s and early 60s, one of which was Ben Hur with a truly memorable chariot race (mind you, I didn't see much of the flick due to a drive-in theater, a spacious back seat and a lovely lady. We did surface for the chariot race.) In those days Heston was driving the chariot, not a substitute. Chariot racing not being as common as it was of yore, he got a lot of training. The most memorable piece of advice he got from the trainer was:
"Just stay in the damn chariot."
Good advice for all of us. I'm staying "in the damn chariot" - and it's one hell of a ride!!