June 17, 2010

Future Star Watch - Dawnie Macho

This week’s future star is the juvenile filly, Dawnie Macho. The chestnut daughter of Macho Uno blazed to a track record setting performance in her first career start at Arlington Park on Saturday. Ridden by Michael Baze, Dawnie Macho led from the start and pulled clear of her eight competitors in the stretch to win the maiden special weight race by five lengths. Final time for the 4½-furlong contest was :51.16. The final time broke the existing record set by My Dominick James of :51.22 in 2008. The effort earned a lofty 90 Beyer figure which is extremely high for a first out juvenile. Bred in Florida by Maurice Miller and owned by Wayne Granger, Dawnie Macho is the first starter out of the unraced Montbrook mare Blush of Dawn. She failed to garner much interest from buyers as a yearling and even this Spring at a two-year-olds in training sale in April, but after her eye-catching debut, the potential buyers are flocking to trainer Wayne Catalano’s barn in droves. Whether or not she stays in Catalano’s barn and at Arlington Park is a big question mark, but one thing is for sure, you better keep an eye on Dawnie Macho.



Photo Courtesy of Four Footed Fotos

5 comments:

railrunner said...

Wayne Catalano seems to have a knack for training young fillies. Isn't he the trainer of 2-year-old Champ She Be Wild and Dreaming of Anna?
Dawnie Macho looks really impressive, the speedy ones always make for some of the most enjoyable watching.

Brian Zipse said...

That's right Railrunner, Catalano has another good looking juvenile filly. Dreaming of Anna, She Be Wild, and Dawnie Macho, and they all called Arlington Park home.

C T Coleman said...

this sounds right up Godolphins alley but hes been rather quiet this year with the spending. I think the Dubai issue is worse then we thought.

Brian Zipse said...

She is a hot commodity...I am hoping she stays with Catalano and in Chicago.

railrunner said...

Well, that sounds like a recipe for success if I ever heard one. (: