01/06/2018 7:01PM

Equipment change pays off for McKinzie in Sham


ARCADIA, Calif. – With the Kentucky Derby four months away, now is the time to experiment, but also to gain the experience needed for the demands of that race. It was in that context that McKinzie ran on Saturday in the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, for, with just two starts, he needed more of a foundation, and after getting rank in his prior start, the blinkers were removed, even though he had never lost.