We look back at the racing action from the weekend including Coliseum being upset in the Sham Stakes, Code of Honor finishing up the track in the Mucho Macho Man, and much more!
Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) When six horses head to the starting gate for Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, most handicappers will have their eyes on #4 Code of Honor, and understandably so. Although the Mucho Macho Man is not an official Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race, the one-mile event serves as a stepping stone toward Gulfstream’s three Derby prep races and will mark the seasonal debut of the highly regarded Code of [...]
Instagrand winning the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar - © BENOIT PHOTO Just as we’re on the verge of entering 2019, we’re also on the verge of entering a new stage on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Things have been quiet over the last couple of weeks, but that will change when the two-year-olds of today turn three years old on January 1st. The Derby prep races will kick off immediately thereafter with [...]
Mask winning the Mucho Macho Man Stakes - Photo by Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photography It’s not every day that you see a horse win a stakes races as easily as Mask won the Mucho Macho Man Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Chad Brown, the son of Tapit entered the one-mile race with just one run under his belt, that being an impressive maiden win at Belmont Park in which he overcame a slow start to win [...]
Dak Attack winning his debut at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) Although the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park isn’t an official Kentucky Derby prep race, the one-mile race has been a productive first stop on Gulfstream’s road to the Derby. You can usually count on trainer Dale Romans to have a horse in the Kentucky Derby, and one of his prime candidates this year is #3 Dak Attack, who will return from a lengthy [...]