02/07/2013 2:31PM

Turfway Park: Greenhill would rather train Mac the Man than sell him

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Mac the Man has won the Prevue and 96Rock Stakes at Turfway and will now be pointed for the Battaglia.

Jeff Greenhill said he has been getting “quite a few phone calls” lately to inquire whether he is interested in selling Mac the Man, the 3-year-old colt who earned some decent Beyer Speed Figures (84, 87) in sweeping the Turfway Prevue and 96Rock Stakes at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.

“Everyone wants me to put a price on him, but I haven’t done that and don’t think I will,” said Greenhill, a 57-year-old former chemical engineer. “I’m really not interesting in selling. I didn’t get in this business 16 years ago to sell a good horse. I got in it to train a good horse.”

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Mac the Man, by El Corredor, races in the name of Greenhill’s wife, Sherri. The colt likely will run next in the 1 1/16-mile John Battaglia Memorial over the Polytrack surface on March 2 at Turfway, after which “I may have some tough decisions to make,” said Greenhill.

“I’m about as open as a pocket knife to all the different options,” he said. “I’m not often in this position, you know. After he won the 96Rock I was joking to somebody, ‘Man, I hope they didn’t claim him.’ ”