Fort Larned back in training
Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned had his first workout of the year Friday morning at Gulfstream Park. A finalist for Horse of the Year, the 5-year-old went four-furlongs in 48 2/5 seconds for trainer Ian Wilkes.
Owned by Janis Whitham, Fort Larned is expected to make his initial 2013 start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap on Saturday, Mar. 9 at a mile. It could be a rematch with Classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man who won last year's Gulfstream Park Handicap.
Fort Larned defeated Mucho Macho Man by a half-length in the $5 million Classic on Nov. 3. at Santa Anita. The win was worth $2.7 million giving Fort Larned career earnings of more than $3.6 million with eight wins in 19 starts.
01/18 15:47:07 ET