Mike Machowsky

Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Catalog Now Online

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 169 entries for its inaugural Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be held on Wednesday, June 5 in Arcadia, Calif. The sale, which will be conducted in Santa Anita Park’s historic walking ring, will begin at 1 p.m. Pacific. The under-tack show will take place on Monday, June 3, and begin […]

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Trainer Mike Machowsky To Begin New Role As Fasig-Tipton California Representative

Fasig-Tipton has named trainer Mike Machowsky to be the company’s full-time California Representative, effective mid-February. Machowsky will no longer operate his public stable as he begins his new role, which will principally consist of promoting Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural auctions at Santa Anita, which will commence this year. “As we organize our California division, we are pleased […]

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Former Actress Falgione Scores With First Mount As A Jockey

Maria Domina Falgione is a 38-year-old former working actor who performed in “Indie films, TV shows, commercials,” the titles of which do not come easily to her mind. She did have the lead in both the New York and Las Vegas productions of the off-broadway play “Tony and Tina’s Wedding.” Falgione played the bride. “I […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Next Chapter For Caracortado

The story of Caracortado, the Mike Machowsky homebred who went from a maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park to Grade 1 company, captured the imagination of many racegoers in Southern California. After a six-season campaign in which he won three graded stakes and hit the board in 15 of 22 starts, a few of the […]

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Barn Buddies: The Pickiest Goat On The Backside

If there’s one thing goats are known for, it’s their iron stomachs and insatiable appetites. Goat lore suggests they will eat tin cans, tires, and even the shirt off your back. Maggie the goat defies such stereotypes. Maggie, who is approximately three years old, resides with trainer Mike Machowsky on the backstretch at Santa Anita […]

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Everyone Wants To Work With Del Mar’s Favorite ‘Neighbor’

You’ve probably heard of or know someone who has been referred to as a “salt of the earth” human being. Meet Nextdoorneighbor, a “salt of the earth” Thoroughbred racehorse by the testimony of those who’ve crossed paths with the gelded Florida-bred son of Lido Palace who is still running and winning, lately here at Del […]

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TOC, Santa Anita Trainers To Give Free Conformation Clinic

TOC will partner with trainers Dan Blacker, Matt Chew, Mike Machowsky and Howard Zucker to offer a FREE “Conformation Clinic” at Santa Anita on Saturday, Apr. 11. The informal workshop is intended to help participants develop an “eye” for a horse. Attendees will visit the trainers’ barns, where they will view a variety of horses […]

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Big Kick Steals San Juan Capistrano

Big Kick took what appeared to be a big jump in class in stride Sunday, winning in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¾ lengths in Santa Anita’s closing day Grade II, $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes under Victor Espinoza, traversing a marathon 1 ¾ miles on turf in 2:46.78 after cruising through uncontested fractions […]

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BC Turf Sprint: Caracortado Scratched

Graded stakes winner Carcortado scratched out of the Grade 1 $1 million GEICO Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Saturday, according to the Blood-Horse. Confirmed by the Breeders’ Cup racing office and trainer Mike Machowsky, the 6-year-old gelding by Cat Dreams is suffering from a slight quarter crack in his right front hoof. In 2012, […]

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Turf Sprint: Caracortado’s Journey to This Year’s Breeders’ Cup More Like a Marathon

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”—Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC). For Mike Machowsky and Caracortado, what seemed like an infinite trek began on Jan. 8, 2012. Since no one can predict the future, the final destination is unknown, but a rich and rewarding stopover could come on […]

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