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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Promising 3-Year-Old Gets Some ‘Screen’ Time For New Owner

When Alan Swift’s friends and family learned he’d bought his first Thoroughbred racehorse, one of their earliest questions was: “Will he run in the Kentucky Derby?” Eight months later, Swift watched his colt As Seen On TV in an intense stretch battle in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and felt his own […]

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‘Heart Of A Champion’: Chance It Wins Stretch Battle In Mucho Macho Man

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It prevailed by a nose following a stretch-long battle with As Seen On Tv to capture the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park, capping three-stakes-win days for both trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. and jockey Tyler Gaffalione. The Mucho Macho Man, the first stop on the Road to the Florida […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sham, Santa Ynez Offering Points Opportunities

Four graded stakes races are on the card this weekend, with one each offering points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, respectively. The G3 Sham at Santa Anita on Saturday features a six-horse field offering 10 Derby points to the winner. The morning-line favorite is Bob Baffert trainee Authentic, with co-second choices of his stablemate […]

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Florida-Bred Chance It Favored Over South Bend In Mucho Macho Man

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It was the undisputed king of the 2-year-olds in South Florida during the Spring and Summer Meets at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., while ranking among the fastest juveniles in the country in 2019. The Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained colt is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $100,000 […]

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Chance It Tunes Up For Mucho Macho Man; Math Wizard ‘Fine’ After Spiking A Fever

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It turned in a sizzling half-mile workout Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man. The highly promising Florida Sire Stakes hero breezed a half-mile in 46.12 seconds over a ‘good’ track to be credited with the fastest of 112 workouts recorded at the four-furlong […]

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Chance It, South Bend Prominent Among Nominees To Jan. 4 Mucho Macho Man

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It, a multiple-stakes winner with more than $375,000 in earnings, is prominent on the list of 21 nominations for the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park. The mile Mucho Macho Man, one of five stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds on the Jan. 4 program, will kick off Gulfstream Park’s […]

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Promising Colt Chance It ‘Strong’ In Bullet Breeze Toward Mucho Macho Man Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It tuned up for a scheduled start in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Jan. 4 with a sizzling five-furlong workout Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park. The juvenile son of Currency Swap breezed five-furlongs in 58.73 seconds, the fastest of 48 recorded at the distance, while preparing to make his 3-year-old […]

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‘More Aggressive’ Code Of Honor Stepping Things Up Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Shug McGaughey has stepped up his training routine with Champagne Stakes runner-up Code of Honor, following the Noble Mission colt’s disappointing fourth-place finish in the Jan. 5 Mucho Macho Man Stakes, his sophomore debut. On Monday, the W. S. Farish homebred breezed a half-mile at Payson Park in :49.60, galloping out in 1:02.35, according […]

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‘Resolute’ Mihos Puts Jerkens On Derby Trail With Mucho Macho Man Win

Centennial Farms’ Mihos rallied off the pace to make his stakes debut a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park. The Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes on Gulfstream’s Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), was the last of five stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday’s 11-race program. Mihos, […]

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‘Big’ In Heart If Not In Stature, Garter And Tie To Be Tested In Mucho Macho Man

Jacks or Better Farm’s Garter and Tie has already proven himself while competing against the premier Florida-bred colts. Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream will present the son of Brooks ‘n Down the opportunity to test himself against some of the most promising 3-year-olds in the Class of 2019. “He’s not very big, but […]

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