Keeping Track of Who’s Staying on the Track
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Mucho Macho Man is back! You may remember this year’s Risen Star winner (replay) from the Derby trail. He prepped at Fair Grounds and ran in all three Triple Crown races, coming in the third in the Kentucky Derby (replay).
Making his first start since this year’s Belmont Stakes, Mucho Macho Man scored a wire to wire victory on Wednesday at Aqueduct in an allowance race. No word on what’s next for the Macho one, but here’s hoping he adds mucho excitement to next year’s handicap division.
Mucho Macho Man Aqueduct Allowance
Speaking of why the handicap division (or any other division) could use some excitement… it’s the time of the year when the horses you want to see run next year are retired. In this week’s Roundup we covered what’s next for the stars of Breeders’ Cup 2011, and naturally there have been some updates since then. I decided it would be easier to keep track in a Google Doc (see below) and will continue to make additions as they emerge (so check back!).
Here’s the perfect example of the type of update I might have to make: Thanks to some excellent contract writing there’s a chance we may see Drosselmeyer race again! Apparently by sometime next week his owners will decide whether or not to keep with planned retirement or race him again. It’s unclear whether his return is limited to this year or could include next year, stay tuned! Also of note, apparently Flat Out was galloping this morning. A tune up for the November 25 Clark?