Monday, August 24, 2009

He's too Macho to turn down a date with Rachel

Despite previous plans that had the horse resting up at Churchill downs for the Jockey Club Gold Cup-G1 in October, West Point Thoroughbreds, the partnership which owns Stephen Foster H.-G1 winner Macho Again, announced via Twitter feed this afternoon that the 4-year-old colt will head for Saratoga to race on Sept. 5 against Rachel Alexandra in the Woodward S.-G1.

With the rest of the field shaping up as detailed below, the Woodward against older males really will be a test of the dominant 3-year-old filly of 2009. Even though this year's handicap division isn't all that spectacular. Even though the race isn't 10 furlongs.

Particularly with Macho Again adding depth to the field, should Rachel make history by becoming the first female ever to win the Woodward, it will be unfair to claim that she didn't earn it.

1 comment:

  1. Got your messages - thanks!!! I look forward to seeing Monday's Bizarro when I get to work - even if you are a filthy liar!!! :-)

    Thanks for the hat 'thumbs up'...if only my dancing tonight ranked as well!!!


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