December 22, 2014
Barbaro's little brother is still waiting for his first win.
Nicanor finished second in an eight-horse maiden race Saturday
at Gulfstream Park, falling short of breaking his maiden for the third straight time.
A full brother to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, who was badly
injured in the Preakness and eventually succumbed several months
later, Nicanor simply couldn't run down Glittermans Cartel in the
stretch. The 3-5 favorite finished second for the second straight
He was 10th in his debut after taking a misstep at the start of a race Jan. 31.
Nicanor's connections are the same team that were behind Barbaro
three years ago: The Dynaformer colt is owned by Roy and Gretchen
Jackson, and trained by Michael Matz.