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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Machen...

It seems as though this horse may be retired, but I don't recall hearing an official word. Can anyone confirm?
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  • SSilence86 · He entered stud in 2013 and is standing at IL Cavallo Farm in WV and his fee is set at private. · 409 days ago ·
  • mmartini · Thanks for the info. He was a nice horse, and I'm glad that he is well. · 409 days ago ·
Here we go again, days before the Oaks and Derby and the contenders are dropping like flies. The probable favorite and one of my picks, R Heat Lightning is out with an injury changing up my picks for the Oaks. I have decided not to change my lineup; I am simply taking R Heat Lightning out and going ...Read More
Machen dashed his connections' Kentucky Derby dreams when he flattened out to run fourth in the Risen Star Stakes and fifth in the Louisiana Derby this spring at Fair Grounds.Saturday, before a packed house opening night at Churchill Downs in the Grade 3, $231,400 Derby Trial, Machen gave them somet...Read More
Travelin Man, a comfortable winner of the seven furlong Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on April 3, takes on eight other 3-year-olds in Saturday's Derby Trial (G3) from Churchill Downs. Todd Pletcher's fleet son of Trippi romped in his six furlong Florida debut in January and was made the overw...Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Friday, April 22)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works included a six furlong move from Sunland Derby hero Twice The Appeal. The Jeff Bonde trainee arrived at Churchill Downs on April 19 and squeezed in his work bef...Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Sunday, April 17)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works included a four furlong Churchill Downs breeze from Stay Thirsty. He worked in company with Derby Trial hopeful Travelin Man. Decisive Moment earned a bullet at...Read More
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  • bigjim1963 · i thought that brethren would have won or at best finish 2nd or 3rd in oaklawn derby, he was my pick for derby but now it seems like a wide open derby this year....right now am leaning towards mucho macho man, its a feel good story & if he wins it will be a great story for horseracing & triplecrown!!! · 1097 days ago ·
  • RichardFoy · With a large field in Derby,speed,rating,and closers will al show their stuff.Closer is Dialed In with a great jockey in the saddle.Zito knows how to win this race and what it takes. · 1096 days ago ·
The inclination to want to beat the favorite is a natural one. Most years on the Derby Trail, I happily fall into that pattern. Picking the Kentucky Derby favorite all spring is not nearly as much fun as tabbing a horse that is not so highly regarded. Some years though are different. The favorite is...Read More
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  • LDP19 · I wonder why every horse can have a second chance but Mo. He was very under trained, and trained almost backwardsly. Pletcher revved him up for the wrong race then let him go with 2 easy half mile works in 4 weeks. The flip flop of venues was also not a fantastic decision. Mike made a mistake there, but everyone makes a few. Mo did not fold like a weak tent, in fact he fought pretty hard even though he, IMO did not look comfortable over that track. · 1104 days ago ·
  • blooy · he was said to be hurt and if that was the case with the hoof tear, that is like running with a broken foot. · 1104 days ago ·
Assistant trainer Rick Giannini of conditioner Neil Howard’s barn reported that Courtlandt Farms’ Machen and Gaillardia Racing’s Wilkinson, fifth and sixth, respectively, in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby, both came out of the race in good order.   “They’re both fine,” said Giannini. “M...Read More
Another tosser for May 7th. He would have had a romp in the LD but for the fact that he just really isn't that talented. A lot has been said of this colt, that he is just starting to bloom etc. but my money will go elsewhere on May 7th in the KD.
In scanning the latest 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Odds released Sunday by Lucky’s, I was struck by the number of underlays among the top choices. This is nothing new for Derby futures, but now as we hit the 45 day mark from the big event, it is clear that the top choices offer little to no real valu...Read More
Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds race Course. Read More
  • brent.austin.neikirk · I concur! I love this guy and his daddy was/is one of my favorite horses of all time! I really hope EA runs well this weekend and I think he will do just that. I also like Wilkinson and his daddy, LDK. Left is the other that I'm going with in the LA Derby. · 1122 days ago ·
Jockey Edgar Prado, who rode Lael Stable’s legendary Barbaro to victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby and was named North America’s Eclipse Award-winning jockey that season, flew up from South Florida to New Orleans Sunday night to work Courtland Farm’s Machen for trainer Neil Howard Monday morning in...Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Monday, March 21)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works included a five furlong breeze from Florida Derby hopeful To Honor And Serve. That was his third morning move since finishing a well-beaten 3rd in the Fountain ...Read More
  • arazi · Wow, that changed quick! I guess that's what racing secretaries need to do - put out a press release saying you have a 5-horse field and all of a sudden everyone jumps in. Not that Elite Alex's connections made a bad move, but it's funny that they scratched from an 11-horse field saying it was too big and ended up with 13. For what it's worth, I really like Nacho Business in this spot. · 1126 days ago ·
Beware the Ides of March, they say. Courtlandt Farms’ Machen, fourth in Fair Grounds’ Grade II Risen Star Stakes as the local prep for the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby March 26, worked a bullet five-eighths in 59.60 on March 15 without being asked for anything extra.   “He did it on his...Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Tuesday, March 15)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works included a five furlong bullet from Machen. The Neil Howard charge has now worked three times since a disappointing 4th place finish in the Risen Star. He goes...Read More
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  • zatt · The Florida Derby looks to be coming up strong, THAS will need to have those screws all ratcheted up! · 1129 days ago ·
  • gardenesque1 · Just read on DRF that Garrett Gomez will ride To Honor And Serve in the Florida Derby. · 1129 days ago ·
D. Wayne Lukas, the last trainer to complete a Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby double with Grindstone in 1996, will have a chance to replicate that feat this year with one of two colts under consideration for the March 26 $1 million Louisiana Derby.   “I’m either going to bring the colt tha...Read More
Fields were deep with talent for both the San Vincente and Risen Star. However, it wasn’t the winners that necessarily impressed the most. Read on to learn which Derby trail horses HRN tabs as horses to watch in the coming weeks.Read More
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  • Machen · GOld write up I thought the fg track played a little tiring. No speed horses won all day. Grand lioness and d moment both stopped. Z humor completely stopped. The last race was won by a last to first move going awa by three lengts · 1151 days ago ·
  • mshutty · The value of analyzing these prep races both before and after they are run can pay dividends. Here's the comment on Premier Pegasus after the San Vicente "Premier Pegasus ran a deceivingly good race in that he was involved in the early fray (hot early fractions), appeared finished but dug in gamely to hold third. One to watch as they stretch out next out (in the San Felipe)." · 1132 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Thursday, March 10)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   It was another light day on the Derby works front. Bob Baffert sent Uncle Sam out for a five furlong move at Hollywood Park. Across town at Santa Anita, Robert Lewis Stakes (G2) 4th place ...Read More
Jockey Edgar Prado  has been named to ride Courtlandt Farms’ Machen in the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby March 26, trainer Neil Howard confirmed Friday morning during training hours at Fair Grounds.   “We had to make a decision,” Howard said. “At the time we made it, it looked like ...Read More

Machen - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video03/26/11Machen5thFG101 1/8 mDLouisiana Derby-G2 3 MPants On FireNehroMucho Macho Man1:49.92
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View DetailsView Video01/30/11Machen1stFG51 70yDAlwOC 3 MMachenDon DulceLusterdust1:44.60
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