Mucho Macho Man, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old son of Macho Uno will stand at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
The second of four sessions saw declines across the board when compared with an equivalent session last year that featured two million-dollar horses.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
On the same weekend that Darley announced the retirement of Holy Bull from stud duty, his grandson Mucho Macho Man paid due tribute with a stunning victory in the Suburban Handicap.
The third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby prepares for the Preakness over a sloppy Belmont Park training track in New York.
Trainer Bob Baffert, who begins the 2003 Triple Crown campaign looking for his fourth Kentucky Derby winner, will send out Spensive Saturday in the $100,000 Golden Gate Derby (gr. III).
Four freshman sires were represented by their first winners on Saturday, including multiple graded stakes winners Mecke, Ide, and Friendly Lover.
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