Saratoga: Cross Traffic, Mucho Macho Man tune up for Woodward Stakes

By Mike Welsch

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Cross Traffic and Mucho Macho Man, the first- and third-place finishers in the Grade 1 Whitney here Aug. 3, turned in their final workouts Sunday for their scheduled rematch in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward. Mucho Macho Man, who was narrowly beaten by To Honor and Serve despite an unlucky trip in the 2012 Woodward, was the…

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Cross Traffic Lookin’ Good

By Dan Illman

At 5:37 pm on Saturday afternoon, 10 minutes before post time for the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap, I received a text from DRF Handicapper Mike Beer. “Cross Traffic is the best looking horse I’ve ever seen.” Cross Traffic ran to his looks in the Whitney and finally achieved a well-deserved graded victory. In his two prior races, the Grade 3…

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Whitney win puts Cross Traffic into top 10

By The Sports Network

Cross Traffic, a 4-year-old colt owned by GoldMark Farm, won for the
third time in just five career starts as he notched his first stakes
victory after seconds in the Westchester Handicap and Met Mile. “This was a real quality-filled race,” said Pletcher. “To beat the Breeders’ Cup winner (Fort Larned) and runner-up (Mucho Macho Man)
from last…

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Cross Traffic Takes Fast Lane to Whitney Win

By Claire Novak

GoldMark Farm’s Cross Traffic sprung a wire-to-wire victory in the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 3, kicking away at odds of 7-2 while 2012 winner Fort Larned finished fifth (VIDEO). The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song earned his first stakes score by three-quarters of a length and also picked up…

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Whitney: Cross Traffic holds off Successful Dan at Saratoga

By David Grening

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – At the three-sixteenths pole of Saturday’s 86th Whitney Invitational Handicap, Cross Traffic had turned back Fort Larned and Mucho Macho Man – the 1-2 finishers from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic – and opened up a two-length lead. In the middle of the track, however, Successful Dan was continuing a bid that had begun…

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