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Macho Again

Macho Again
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Macho Again and jockey Garrett Gomez in the paddock
prior to the 2008 Belmont Stakes
Sire Macho Uno
Dam Go Donna Go
Grandsire Holy Bull
Damsire Wild Again
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2005
Country United States
Color Gray
Breeder Milan Kosanovich
Owner West Point Thoroughbreds
Trainer Dallas Stewart
Record 24: 6-6-0
Earnings $1,819,050
Summary
Macho Again is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Go Donna Go by Macho Uno. He was born around 2005 in the United States, and was bred by Milan Kosanovich.
Major wins
Derby Trial (2008)
Jim Dandy Stakes (2008)
New Orleans Handicap (2009)
Stephen Foster Handicap (2009)
Honors
2008-09 Fair Grounds Best Older Horse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 12, 2009

Macho Again (foaled 2005 in Florida) is an American thoroughbred colt racehorse. He was sired by the 2000 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, Macho Uno, who in turn was a son of leading sire, Holy Bull. He was out of the mare, Go Donna Go, who is the daughter of Wild Again.

Macho Again got his start as a two-year-old under trainer, Dallas Stewart at Saratoga Race Course. He ran a total of four times, breaking his maiden with a victory at Churchill Downs. Macho Again also placed second twice, while earning over $45,000.

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Three year-old season

At age three, he continued to race for Dallas Stewart and began the year in New Orleans at the Fair Grounds Race Course. On February 28, 2008, he won a Fair Grounds allowance race by 4½ lengths after suffering a slight injury in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes in early January. One week prior to the Kentucky Derby, Macho Again won the Derby Trial a grade three at Churchill Downs. After that win, Stewart and West Point sent him to the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Grade I Preakness Stakes. In the Preakness, Macho Again faced an overflow field of thirteen colts, many of them stakes winners. Media darling and Derby winner Big Brown was left alone on the lead with slow early fractions in the first half mile. With nothing to run at and a slow pace Macho Again was taken out of his game and finished a distant second in the Preakness to Big Brown. He raced again in the Belmont Stakes and finished fifth.

In late July, Macho Again was one of 33 three-year-old horses invited to the start in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. However, Macho Again skipped the Haskell and instead raced in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 27, 2008. In the Grade II Jim Dandy, Macho Again was able to hold off 3-2 favorite Pyro in the stretch to win by a ½ lengths and earn $300,000 and his another graded stakes win. The colt also finished second in the Grade II Super Derby at Louisiana Downs in September 2008.

Four year-old season

At age four, Macho Again began his campaign in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He failed to menace in that race. However, he rebounded from that effort with a win in the Grade II New Orleans Handicap on March 14, 2009, and was named the Fair Grounds' best older horse based on that accomplishment. On June 13, 2009, he won the Stephen Foster Handicap Grade I, earning his first Grade I race.

Macho Again faced a tough field of eight including Super-filly Rachel Alexandra in the grade one Woodward Stakes. In a suicidal pace early, the race was set up perfectly for him to make a charge at the filly on the lead. Macho Again passed everyone in the field down the lane and was just inched out at the wire by Rachel Alexandra by a head. Macho Again's earnings are now over $1,800,000.

References

  • Macho Again information page [1]
  • Pedigree Profile [2]

External links

  • West Point Thoroughbreds Macho Again page [3]
  • Macho Again's NTRA page [4]
  • Macho Again's Race Record [5]



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