Thursday, June 18, 2009

Barbaro’s full brother, Nicanor scores second career victory

Wilmington, Del., June 17, 2009 - Barbaro's full brother, Nicanor notched his second career victory at Delaware Park today. With Anna "Rosie" Napravnik astride, the 3-year-old son of Dynaformer prevailed by 1 ¾-lengths and covered the mile and an eighth turf allowance in 1:52.95 over a firm turf course. The Kentucky-bred trained by Michael Matz returned $2.80 as the favorite in the field of eight.

In his first start on the grass, Nicanor scored a 15 ¼-length in a mile and a sixteenth Delaware Park maiden event on May 13. Previously, in his three dirt outings at Gulfstream Park, he ran second in a one mile maiden on March 28, second in a seven furlong maiden on March 7, and unplaced after a troubled trip in a one mile maiden on January 31.

"We are not exactly sure where we may run him next," said trainer Michael Matz. "We want to take our time and see how he comes out of this race. But we were very pleased with his race today. But at this point, there is a possibility his next start might be in the Virginia Derby (Colonial Downs, July 18)."

About Delaware Park

Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests live thoroughbred racing April through November, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, over 3,000 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, and White Clay Creek Country Club, featuring a world class 18-hole championship golf course. Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. For more information on Delaware Park, visit

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