News & Barn Notes

'Mucho' and 'Rogue' Hit The Road

By Ed Gray & Jack Will

Kathy Ritvo-trained Mucho Macho Man and Ken McPeek-trained Rogue Romance boarded a Sallee van on the Gulfstream Park backstretch Wednesday morning for the first leg of a journey that included a flight from West Palm Beach to New Orleans. 

Dialed In Has Company in Preakness 5.5 Chase

Dialed In, Anthony's Cross and Silver Medallion are all first-leg qualifiers for Preakness 5.5 Bonus.

Tackleberry Goes The Distance In Gulfstream Sprint

By Ed Gray

Tackleberry is rapidly establishing himself as a horse for every occasion. It doesn’t matter how far or how short the 4-year-old colt is asked to run, he’s going to run his race.  

Ritvo Weighs Options For Mucho Macho Man

Trainer Kathy Ritvo said Thursday morning that she would love to keep her Grade 2-placed Mucho Macho Man in South Florida for the Feb. 26 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2)

But the need to accumulate those prized graded stakes earnings has the conditioner thinking about the Risen Star (G3) at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 19 as Mucho Macho Man’s next start. 

Martin Does Double Duty at Gulfstream Park

By Ed Gray

Clyde Martin won’t bother to offer any riding instructions after saddling Nathan’s H Q for Saturday’s second race at Gulfstream Park, fully confident that the jockey knows as much about the 4-year-old son of Yonaguska as the trainer.

If he did, though, he’d be caught talking to himself

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