Mucho Macho Man's future uncertain
Most people thought the Preakness at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., was a sure thing as far as the destination in two weeks, but an official decision has not been made.
Mucho Macho Man, the third-place finisher in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, is co-owned by Dream Team Stables Racing - a syndicate that the Sivos are part of and have a stake in the colt. Surovi-Sivo said on Monday night that Mucho Macho Man came out of the race with no significant injuries and was headed to Belmont Park in New York. However, a decision on whether he will ship to Pimlico for the second jewel of racing's Triple Crown will not be made until later this week.
The Sivos have been unbelievable with their time and information regarding this horse since I first met them the Saturday before the Kentucky Derby. With the access they have provided to me, in a way, I feel part of Mucho Macho Man's inner circle and don't mind at all rooting openly for him to continue the Triple Crown path and make it to the starting gate at the Preakness.
He will have quite a test at Baltimore if he chooses to run. Derby winner Animal Kingdom looks like a fresh horse continuing to improve and there are plenty of new shooters who did not run in Louisville waiting for the Preakness.
I'm in to the story and its local angle. Here is hoping Mucho Macho Man takes the next step.
- Bill Tilton/BTilton@News-Herald