West Point Thoroughbreds Grade II Winner Returns to the Races
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (December 17, 2008) - West Point Thoroughbreds, a worldwide leader in thoroughbred partnerships, will send Jim Dandy(G2) winner, and Preakness runner-up Macho Again to the starting gate for his return to the races this Saturday December 20th in the $60,000 Woodchopper Stakes at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. It will be his first start since his second-place finish in the Super Derby(G2) on September 20th.
West Point Thoroughbreds has decided to get the big gray colt ready for his four-year-old racing campaign with this one mile stakes race on the turf. It will be Macho Again’s first race on the grass. “We’re going to try him on the turf and see how it goes,” said West Point Thoroughbreds’ President Terry Finley. “We gave him a few months off, and this allows us to get a race under his belt as we look forward to some of the bigger races on the calendar in the spring.”
Macho Again’s three-year-old season was highlighted by wins in the Grade II Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course and the Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs. He also grabbed headlines when he finished second behind Big Brown in the Preakness Stakes.
A four-year-old son of Macho Uno, Macho Again has earned over 700 thousand dollars during his brief career thus far. He was purchased for $150,000 by bloodstock agent Buzz Chace, on behalf of West Point Thoroughbreds, at the 2006 OBS yearling sales in February.
About West Point Thoroughbreds
Founded in 1991 by West Point graduate and former Army captain Terry Finley, West Point Thoroughbreds is one of the oldest and most successful organizations in thoroughbred racing, West Point Thoroughbreds has campaigned over 250 horses since its inception. Notable horses include multiple Grade 1 winner Dream Rush, Grade 1 winner Flashy Bull, Grade 1 winner Irish Smoke, Grade 1 winner Lear’s Princess, graded stakes winner Awesome Gem, graded stakes winner High Finance, graded stakes winner Macho Again and graded stakes winner El Gato Malo.
West Point Thoroughbreds currently manages a stable of approximately 85 horses based primarily in California, Florida, Kentucky, and New York with such noteworthy trainers as Kiaran McLaughlin, Dallas Stewart, Craig Dollase, O.J. Jauregui, Bill Mott, Bob Holthus and Lupe Preciado.
For additional information about West Point Thoroughbreds, please visit www.westpointtb.com
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