Our Horse Racing Race of the Week takes us to Gulfstream Park in Florida for the 2013 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic. The one and one eighth mile event will feature two of the top older male horses in training today in Mucho Macho Man and Ron The Greek.
A field of seven was drawn as the tenth race on the program which also includes five other Florida bred stakes races totaling $1.3 million in purses.
Before we breakdown the Millions Classic, let’s take a quick look at what’s happening elsewhere in the Horse Racing world this weekend.
The Fair Grounds in Louisiana is kicking off their 2013 Road to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday with the 2013 LeComte Stakes. The one mile and seventy yard race is the first in a series of prep races (Risen Star Stakes Feb 23, Louisiana Derby March 30) for three year old colts with Triple Crown aspirations.
Run every year (except 2006 due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina), the Lecomte’s past winners include a horse who I had close ties to and e...