Barbaro’s little brother Margano as a yearling. In case you didn’t hear already, the Jacksons have recently and unexpectedly “fired” original trainer Michael Matz and have moved their horses– Margano included– to alternate trainers. They gave no reason (and really, looking at Matz’s record, had no clear reason) for the switch other than “needing a change.”

Margano has begun galloping in Saratoga under Barclay Tagg, trainer of Funny Cide and Jersey Town, so watch for him there!

Margano returns to the track this Saturday at Aqueduct!

After three months away, he will be running in the 9th race on Saturday (post time about 4:12), a $69,000 Allowance race to be run on the turf at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, with Junior Alvarado getting the mount.