Barbaro’s trainer has leading Ky. Derby contender
Horse Racing Capsules: Barbaro’s trainer has leading Ky. Derby contender
February 27, 2012 5:33 PM
By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, The Associated Press
Six years after Barbaro, trainer Michael Matz has another star attraction for the Kentucky Derby.
Union Rags confirmed his status as the Derby front-runner with an impressive four-length victory in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes over the weekend at Gulfstream Park.
The win in his 3-year-old debut comes nearly four months after the colt’s lone defeat — by a head to Hansen in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5.