Janis Whitham’s 5-year-old Kentucky homebred Fort Larned breezed a
half-mile in 48 2/5 Friday morning at Gulfstream Park in his first
recorded workout since his stunning half-length victory over Mucho Macho
Man in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov.
A son of E Dubai, Fort Larned is one of three finalists for 2012
Eclipse Awards as Older Male and Horse of the Year to be announced in
ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Ian Wilkes has
indicated that plans call for Fort Larned to launch his 2013 season in
the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) at one mile on Sat., Mar. 9.