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Michael Matz

Michael Ray Matz (born January 23, 1951 in Collegeville, Pennsylvania) is an American Olympic equestrian rider and horse trainer.

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I Am Drafting Nomar Mazara over Nick Williams, Aaron Nola, Conforto, Nimmo, Matz, Michael Taylor, Joe Ross, others. Talk me out of it?
no year and no ID's, just legends. We're guessing (L-R) Michael Matz, Buddy Brown, Dennis Murphy,…
Just watched a women spray her husband bald head with sunscreen at the pool and in that moment I saw my future with Michae…
Michael Matz sends out A Little Bit Sassy, runner up in the G2 Lake George last out.
I dyed my hair for the first time today and all I thought was "woah this is how it feels to be michael"
(R8 cont.) I feel like Michael Matz now has Striking Style moving in the right direction, and her inside post should be an asset in here.
Michael C. Hall to be 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
Road to the Triple Crown Teleconference - Michael Matz, Rosie Napravnik and Bryan Sullian..
Michael C. Hall to play Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway
Road to the Triple Crown Teleconference - Jack Wolf, Michael Matz and Larry Jones..
Somali Lemonade just the 4th Gr1 starter at for Michael Matz over the last 5 years. 1st Gr1 win here since Visionnaire in '08 K Bishop
I text one matz something and then 10 seconds later I get a text from the other matz about what I just told the first matz.🙊
because michael matz send a picture to me of them cuddling in Okaboji. Reminiscing
your A game will not even be enough. and i are a great team
bringin the A game on Sunday...be ready
glad I gotta see all my favorite people tonight😍
Met some nice *** kids tonight and Kenzie and others
Our electrician Mr. Wente coming to install a new subwoofer
Slightly Stoopid is going to be too much fun tomorrow
Today's Trainer Talk Show on is going to be amazing. Michael Matz & David Fawkes share their stories. 6-7 ET 93/209
Hillsbrook Farms homebred Hard Not to Like captured Saturday’s Grade III Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream Park, her first start since a sixth place finish in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks, and her first start for Trainer Michael Matz. The win was also her first career graded stakes victory.
Hard Not to Like, trained by Michael Matz and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr., win the Marshua's River.
Seeing and together was the highlight of my night
yesss I love them wow that just made my day I'm getting my ticket ASAP there's no way I'm missing them
NO you're kidding me! I LOVE the dirty heads I'm freaking out. I missed them in Lincoln earlier this year
the dirty heads and G.love both coming to the slowdown in march
well im sure it doesn't feel good, but congratulations on being the 1st person Ik to get toothpaste in their eye
I can't with Michael's racism. to Are you Jew?
sources tell me if you don't bring my tie to school tomorrow you will not leave prep alive. That's just what I heard though
Acoustic versions of songs are 100 times better.
I'm going to breck over Xmas break too!
Update your maps at Navteq
Michael Murphy is sorry about that crash on the Victoria Park Tunnel, he was just practicing his Earth Bending and it rocked the truck.
Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like Michael Murphy?
Michael Murphy knows what you did last summer.
Midnight and I'm wide awake idk if it's because of Michael Murphy or the 5 hour nap I just woke up from.
Someone cut a hole in Michael Murphy's pants and he wore it anyway. The next day, everyone had holes in their pants.
If you google image search 'flawless' you get a picture of Michael Murphy riding a dinosaur.
If you he'll tell you Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy turned that river red in
Michael Murphy is famous in NZ since ages ago.
Hey didn't Michael Murphy do car commercials in Japan?
birthday it's ya birthday Michael Matz
Emma keeps asking my d8 to Hook up lol
ALRIGHT!! We had a pretty good turnout so I would like to introduce you all to my new team!! Jockey:Alivia Cotter Excercise rider:Robyn Jewett Groom:Brittany Hamilton Trainer: Kermit Pleasant Owner: Vanessa St John Congrats to everyone! And if anyone wants you can come visit me in my stall anytime!!
Miki Andrick liked Union Rags' trainer, Michael Matz, has had quite a ride: Matz, a three-time Olympian as an…
interesting article featuring friend and neighbor Michael Matz, who was at our Sponsor Party last weekend, as he... ...
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My nieces wedding tommorrow! So excited for Ashley Rose Pocello Michael Matz! Hope we do the tarentella! Love you Ashley!
Saying a prayer for Teeth of the Dog tonight. Michael Matz is the last person on Earth who deserves to lose a horse to injury
Sensational Appeal prevails in a race it was easy to tell was a baby race. Joel Rosario up for Michael Matz and Lone Star Stables Three.
Zenyatta John's Saratoga Free Horse Pick for Sunday is bred to be a champion & makes her debut for Michael Matz.
Tryin to chill with my dudes and this weekend.
heed the story of Michael Matz: the man who saved two unaccompa... - - - - - - - - - -
I really wish old great bands were still around.
Too bad Anne Frank never saw Home Alone. Could have been a serious game changer in my opinion.
I'm gonna have to check to see if I still have yours!!
Michael Matz Stable, these photos 8/19,some of these were pans, horse a little out of focus, jockey in focus
Thoughts and prayers go out to white dog
Man utd have just replaced michael owen with van persie i suppose... One injury prone striker for another
Here is a good looking baby!!! May be worth watching as a 3 yr old next yr.
I just found an amazing stat...over the last 5 years, Michael Matz is 14 for 25, 56%, first time for a tag on the turf with a $5.57 ROI!
Im homme, but only staying for one day
Perfectmatch.com featured in NBC s Science of Love
we will get one when we get back! And we can even include if hes lucky
read my mind matz... We didnt get a boji pic... Completely my fault cause I have the iphone and broke urs
I wish i had a friend to put a picture on instagram for national best friend day.
Took tremendous restraint to not accost wonderful Michael Matz at dinner at Hattie's just now. I just love that man!!
While walking through the barns in earlier, spotted trainers Todd Pletcher and Michael Matz checking out yearlings.
so. I didnt see the USA flag at all for the show jumping medal ceremony! Not even a bronze for our team?? Or Canada?? Gone are the days of the Michael Matz, Ian Miller, Margie Goldsteins.so who was even on the team? I did see the qualifier classes at Devon. Guess thats all I am going to see.
I think its safe to say by far looks the best in a bandana
Chloe kutilek is my favorite going to be sophomore
Michael Matz didn't have a horse in the Prioress, but he came down to the winner's circle expressly to congratulate the Chief.
Good luck to Michael Matz with first time starter Fredericksburg!
On Rags figs 20-1 Dancing To Town is a hair faster than The Real Deal - but she carries 7 less lbs. Michael Matz at 20-1?
what do you think of Michael Fulmer and Steven Matz?
Hey everybody i have a new telephone
Watching capital otb inside track this morning and Michael Matz still not happy with Union Rags retirement. Say he shouldn't b retired yet
"Dude, where's my medal?" Michael Matz on the 1996 Olympics, and Teeth of the Dog in the Jim Dandy:
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Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Belmont winner Union Rags has been retired, but Michael Matz tells NY Daily News he hasn't heard
Despite several reports of Union Rags being retired Trainer Michael Matz just told me he hasn't heard that.
she followed me first so I must be super special
dude age is just a number...I don't even care
» Ok guys, get your facts right!!! Michael Matz, is the trainer of Union Rags and not Mike Maker!!! Don't you have a proof reader?
I believe Michael Matz is the trainer of Union Rags
Congratulations to Lucy Matz!! Lucy is the daughter of Michael Matz!
I caught bouquet n put garner on my leg! Awesome!! Love ya Michael hickey
I always defend Nebraska on vacation because only people from Omaha are allowed to bash on it
If I was a chick I would for sure try to hook up with
I feel bad for anyone who's never been to colorado
For those of y'all who have yet to see Michael Matz's interview re Union Rags...
Here's a TVG interview with Michael Matz re: Union Rags' injury, AND the filly he's bringing to HP on Saturday...
Trying to think, didn't Michael Matz go to the Olympics with a TB?
He's a great horse that we haven't seen the best of yet, hopefully thevWyeths will bring him back in the handicap division- Michael Matz
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Prognosis from vets to come back "good". Not near branches of susp. Wyeths will have to make decision on return. Michael Matz
Trainer Michael Matz coming on the phone at 9:10a PT to give an update on Union Rags.
Union Rags headed to Monmouth Park to compete in the Haskell Invitational The Michael Matz trained, Union Rags, is all set to compete again after h
Colonial Flag to represent Trainer Michael Matz in the Grade 1 American Oaks at Hollywood Park Trainers are...
From Tim Wilkin: Trainer Michael Matz said injured Johnny V still his rider: "Johnny says he is going to start riding on July 20th."
Check out the new feature story at ABR on Michael Matz's strong 3YO hand and development of Teeth of the Dog:
Michael Matz and the Wyeths are friends of mine n after watching him all winter I knew UR was special!
Super Smash Bros. is the greatest game ever invented
Weird not texting the one person you use to text all the time
Smelled like Lou dog inside the van
lol hey ;) actually, I met michael matz on friday. he's certainly straight. but he's kinda old so...yeah.
Among the options Michael Matz mentioned for Teeth of the Dog is the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course on July 28.
Congratulations to Michael Matz and Teeth of the Dog who won the Dwyer Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park!
Teeth of the Dog was game in victory in the G2 Dwyer. Another nice 3yo for Michael Matz, trainer of Union Rags!
Appears Trainer Michael Matz has two gifted 3-year-olds in his barn: Union Rags and Teeth of the Dog. Could we see both at Saratoga?
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Michael Matz joins TVG's Matt Carothers and Greg Wolf by phone to discuss Teeth Of The Dog and his chances in the 2012 Preakness.
So who wants to go with me to see Ted today at 11 am? Lemme see who I'm gonna tag... Tong Lee, Brian Black, Brian Matz, Michael Matz, Daniel Crespo, Peter Gonzalez, anyone interested. Btw, I'm not paying for you!!!
Michael Matz on plan for Union Rags, we have to run in as many Grade 1s as possible. Haskell, Travers, older horse race, BC poss plan
Michael Matz, the trainer of Union Rags, confirmed that the road to the 3-year-old championship goes through the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invi...
Monmouth park president bob kulina encouraged by conversation he had with Union Rags Trainer Michael Matz on Saturday.
All News - Michael Matz does not want to win the 144th Belmont Stakes with Union Rags just to spoi...
Different times of the day ask for different types of music
Looks like Michael Matz and will need a new rider for a bit. I hope Johnny V heals well.
congrats to Michael Matz ...6 days late but proud to be part of I think UR could have won the Preakness.
No -- that's Michael Matz, trainer of Barbaro & Union Rags, who just won the Belmont. My new guy isn't here. :(
Racing Trainer Michael Matz held the USA flag at 1996 closing ceremony. 7 yrs earlier he pulled a baby out of a plane wreckage.
Pony Club Alumni in the Spotlight June 13, 2012–The United States Pony Clubs teaches horsemanship, riding skills and most importantly, helps create successful adults. Recently, Pony Club alumni have been making news. Michael Matz, a B alumni of Berks Pony Club, and trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, won the Belmont Stakes on June 9th, with his charge Union Rags. Suzanne Stettinius, a C Pony Club alumni of Green Spring Hounds Pony Club, was named to the 2012 Modern Pentathlon USA Olympic team. According to William Stettinius, Suzanne’s father, she got to this level because of Pony Club and Tetrathlon. She went to her first USPC National Championships in Tetrathlon as a 10 year old, ultimately competing in 6 Tetrathlon National Championships as a Novice Junior and Senior before trying Pentathlon. USPC is the only organized youth feeder network for the sport of Modern Pentathlon. Rosie Napravnik became the first woman jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs when she steered Believe ...
Finish Line® Endorser Michael Matz' Teeth of the Dog has victory winning the $100,000 Easy Goer Stakes!
So happy for Michael Matz who also embodies Greatness and Goodness
Union Rags will benefit from I'll Have Another's absence on horse racing's summer circuit. Don't be surprised if this results in an Eclipse Award for Michael Matz's prized colt. I'll Have Another still has the inside track...
If you heard Steve Byk yak with Michael Matz this morning and wanna know more, please enjoy the movie:
Speaking on today, Peter Brette, assistant to Michael Matz, indicated that the Haskell is most likely for Union Rags.
So happy for Michael Matz, Union Rags & all connections. Congratulations for winning such an amazing race!!!
waking up early tomorrow to go get a job with Michael Matz
Great photo of "our" Michael Matz, trainer of Belmont winner Union Rags. Michael will always be "ours" because he...
Thanks to Allen McCallum and Michael Matz-trainer of Belmont-winning Union Rags-for joining today!
Union Rags, who won the 144th Belmont Stakes here at Belmont Park on Saturday, was back in his stall at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland by 1 a.m. early Sunday and will get a brief vacation before pointing for major summer races, Trainer Michael Matz said Sunday.
CONGRATULATIONS to Union Rags and MICHAEL MATZ on winning THE BELMONT! We miss you in FLORIDAL, Michael!
Great wknd for outstanding horseman Michael Matz, who not only won w/ Union Rags but also the Easy Goer S w/ Teeth of the Dog
Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes!!! He has the best trainer in the US Michael Matz, he led Barbaro, n now Union Rags to victory!
Fact of the morning: Michael Matz, Union Rags trainer and Showjumper, won the World Cup Jumping Final in 81 at the NEC, Only ever UK Final.
Fútbol: Michael Matz, Union Rags take the “Test of the Champion”
Exciting Union Rags' news: he rests to compete in Jim Dandy or Haskell (July) then Travers (Aug) and Eclipse Awards. Luck Michael Matz.
rags to chase more riches: FORMER Olympian Michael Matz is hoping his Union Rags will go on to land more big pri...
John Velazquez, Union Rags , Michael Matz Chadds Ford Stable and Mrs Wyeth what a story what a dream!!...
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Congratulations to Union Rags for his Belmont win. Trainer Michael Matz is one of the good guys in Thoroughbred racing.
Congrats to Michael Matz and Union Rags for winning the Belmont (even if the national news footage is all about the one that didn't run...)
Michael Matz is extremely impressive but could he beat me up? Nope…(point Bromagen)
Old Piece about Michael Matz' side career as a Superhero...you know, in case this horse trainer thing doesn't pan out
the Test of Champions winner Union Rags Mrs Wyeth and Jamie and Michael Matz and Johnny V
Trainer Michael Matz said Belmont winner Union Rags will run in either Haskell or Jim Dandy at Saratoga next
Winning Belmont a (Union) Rags to riches story: Trained by Michael Matz, Union Rags skipped the Preakness and sw...
Union Rags, was a happy horse this morning in Michael Matz’s barn at the Fair Hill training center the trainer reported
Trainer Michael Matz hoping to bring Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags back to Saratoga this summer. Won a Grade II at the Spa last summer.
Filed my final story. Visited Michael Matz and Union Rags at Fair Hill this a.m. Both seemed in good spirits. Only one ate hay.
Congratulations to Shillington native Michael Matz for training Belmont winner Union Rags.
Michael Matz on Johnny V's ride: "It was an awfully small hole for such a big horse to get through.I didn’t know if he was gonna get there."
A New Cast, a Winning Ride at the Belmont Stakes - congratulations to Michael Matz' team on Union Rags' incredible win:
Big win for our very own Chadds Ford Stables, Mrs. Phyllis Wyeth, Mr. Michael Matz and Union Rags at Belmont...
Trainer Michael Matz said Rags will look at Jim Dandy, Haskell and then Travers.
So touching to watch Phyllis Wyeth after victory. Cheers to her and Michael Matz.
Michael Matz, on Union Rags' chance to win 3YO Eclipse: "We're not throwing in the towel by any means."
Fate take another turn for Matz at the Belmont: Michael Matz deserved this one. Search Results –
Michael Matz-trainees went 2 for 2 at Mon at Delaware Park and Belmont Park on Saturday. His horses were 4 for 8 at 3 venues.
Check out Michael Matz talking about Union Rags winning the Belmont:
Congratulations to Michael Matz and Union Rags who train at Fair Hill (Cecil County) on a stunning Belmont win!
[News] Union Rags States His Case in Thrilling Belmont Stakes: All Trainer Michael Matz wanted was a chance for ...
Rags to riches in Belmont Stakes: Trainer Michael Matz insisted Union Rags had always possessed star ...
Congratulations to Michael Matz and Team Union Rags on their HUGE Belmont Stakes win!!!
Congrats to the Union Rags team and Michael Matz, trainer of Barbaro
So happy for Michael Matz, Ms. Wyeth and of course, Union Rags! What a race.well worth waiting a year to see.
Congratulations to Union Rags, John Velazquez, Michael Matz, and Phyllis Wyeth on winning the 2012 Belmont Stakes.
I'm so happy, my hero Michael Matz and Union Rags won the Belmont!
Hear reaction from Michael Matz and John Velazquez after 'Union Rags' won the Belmont.
Great race today--go Union Rags! I was rooting for him, since he was trained by Michael Matz, who also trained Barbaro.
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Union Rags trained by Michael Matz wins the Belmont. He is married to DD Alexander, who is the daughter of Helen Groves, heir of the King Ranch who sold me my first nice cutting horse, Dry Sec. The 6 degrees of separation.
“u are my fav jockey! great ride today. I'd put u on my horse any day Michael Matz is crazy!” Thank you
Union Rags took first place in this year's Belmont Stakes, finally living up to his expectations. In a dazzling finish, the Michael Matz-trained colt ran down the Baffert trainee Paynter in the final yards...
Now that's the Union Rags I've been preaching about for the last 7 months, congrats to him, Michael Matz, and Johnny V.great run from Paynter as well
Just curious why tv commentators always tag Michael Matz w/Barbaro, his worst tragedy--why not balance that w/ his Olympic medals?
Michael Matz's son in law, Rob Hyland, produced today's NBC telecast of the Belmont Stakes.
Big smiles from winning duo jockey John Velazquez & Trainer Michael Matz at the press conference.
Michael Matz just handed a beer in press conference, accepts it gratefully, "cheers" with John V's water bottle.
We all missed I'll Have Another in the Belmont Stakes today. BUT.Union Rags was magnificent and his win was great for his owner Phyliss Wyeth, his wonderful Trainer Michael Matz, and his jockey Johnny Valezquez. GREAT RACE, Union Rags won by a nose!!!
Yeah - I have beleived in Union Rags and his Trainer Michael Matz all year - and he won the Belmont! Wheee! A clas act both horse and trainer.
Union Rags just gets up to win Belmont
With all the bad publicity we've gotten, it's so nice to see good, classy guys in the news: Michael Matz and Johnny V.
Well, since I'll Have Another and Bodemeister were out of the Belmont Stakes, my favorite was hard-luck horse Union Rags, whose trainer, Michael Matz, had the tragedy with Barbaro. And he won!! He won just barely, over an incredible run by Paynter, Bodemeister's stablemate, who took second.
Union Rags ! So nice to see horse and Trainer Michael Matz back on top again !
Thrilled for Johnny V, Michael Matz and Mrs Wyeth. Can’t wait to see at Saratoga :)
Huge Selection of Jackets at Low Prices
Union Rags up the rail to take the Belmont Stakes! Johnny Velazquez on him for the first time. Michael Matz trains for Chadds Ford Stable!
Well, Union Rags Trainer Michael Matz gets one win, as Preakness fifth-place finisher Teeth of the Dog wins the Easy Goer Stakes.
Good Belmont Morning. Personally I have to root for the guys who were not afraid to speak out. Good luck Dale Romans and Michael Matz.
After a troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby, finishing seventh, regular rider Julien Leparoux is out and Hall of Fame jockey, John Velazquez is in as the mount for the Michael Matz trained Union Rags in the upcoming Belmont Stakes (GR I) on June 9th according to exercise rider Peter Brette.
Belmont Stakes 2012: New Jockey Velazquez Will Be the Difference for Union Rags: For Trainer Michael Matz, the B...
I know spoilers get booed w/the TC on the line. But in the event of Union Rags & Michael Matz winning, I'd punch that heckler in the teeth.
Bug bites all over my nutter butters
Michael Matz hugely successful at show jumping before racing and saved fellow passengers in Iowa plane crash.
isn't the only trainer who will be competing in his first Michael Matz, trainer of Union Rags, makes debut too
“I think Union Rags worked pretty well yesterday. Velazquez liked him & we asked him for a strong work," Trainer Michael Matz
You know what, I'm gonna be honest I was never a fan of 3 parties involved in a relationship until I met and
Im glad & are comfortable sharing our relationship with the world
Congrats to Michael Matz as he defeated his former main client Lael with Thundering Emilia in the Rooney.
Molly's babysitting Maggie's asleep in my lap! What to do what to do!! DM me that's all I've got
Union Rags will breeze @ Fair Hill in Maryland on Saturday or Sunday, with Trainer Michael Matz saying the latter was the more likely option
the other day I sat a row away from my favorite rider/now Trainer Michael Matz when his daughter rode. Now the Springsteen girl is riding..but I have no idea what Bruce looks like..so wonder if he is sitting next to me LOL
Even though Michael Matz has Union Rags in the Belmont, no one from NYRA or NYSRWB had bothered to tell him about mandate.
Im going to b a loser & just say it OMG Nikita and Michael are the parents Ryan is the uncle. birk & alex are the kids & mi6 is the xtra LOL
YES!! Please tell jack you agree with me
Michael Matz' star has a new jock to take on Ill_HaveAnother “ChristinaTVG: Johnny V will ride Union
Michael Matz is a long lost brother I sware
Just went under the bridge and the Asians are gone
I'm with Michael Matz. Just text me if you wanna do something. 575 8000
Pack getting closer, Michael to RAI 0.6s, Michael to HUL 0.8s
Gap on lap 6: Nico to WEB 0.8s, Nico to HAM 1.3s. Michael to RAI 0.5
Replay of Michael's lap on What a lap!!!
For Trainer Michael Matz, it is still too soon. The weeks that have passed since the Kentucky Derby was contested on May 5 haven’t taken the edge off the disappointment in his voice. As I’ll Have Another was taking the first step toward potential immortality by running down Bodemeister...
And that's how you do pole in Monaco!!! Well done Michael... awesome
Kimi's P8, P5, one of our old drivers gets pole; well done Michael
Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags Has No Shot at Stopping I'll Have Another: Michael Matz is crazy if he thinks Un...
Breast Cancer Awareness
Michael Matz grandpa just asked if we would rather ride roller coasters or girls at Arnold's park
I'm with Michael Matz. Just text me man
New Insider videos of and Michael Matz: ... early start for the Belmont.
Michael Matz. Long time no see. Things are good. How the *** have you been?
Also, as Michael Matz pointed out to me not long ago, is a month and a half off really punishment? O'Neill's got great assistants.
It is with a mixture of frustration, hope, and envy that Michael Matz prepares Union Rags to take on I’ll Have Another in the 144th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park.
Expect to see The Real Union Rags in the Belmont. and five gold stars to Michael Matz.
Michael Matz believe Union Rags's size and giant stride will give him an advantage at Belmont, especially on the...
End of a “wet” FP2 – 15 laps completed for Nico, 1.17.021 for his fastest (6th place), 11 for Michael with a fastest of 1.17.293, 9th place.
Michael and Nico back on track for the last 2 minutes of the session
With 50 minutes gone in FP2, everyone is seating back in the pits. Nico completed 12 laps, Michael 8.
Michael joins him on track as it suddenly gets very noisy again with most cars taking advantage of the conditions
John Velazquez gets the mount about the Fountain of Youth winner, according to Trainer Michael Matz
NY Sports Union Rags tries new wrinkle with Valazquez on top: Michael Matz expected people to be trying to spoil...
Michael Matz: "If he's ready, you'll see the real Union Rags in the - a bit redundant, no?
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Michael Matz & Dale Romans are confident in Union Rags & Dullahan. They're getting ready to challenge
Triple Crown hopeful has returned to the track!
Trainer Michael Matz hits nail on head when he said a lot of things need to be figured out in racing other than changing TC cc:
Michael Matz on "I thought he could have won the Triple Crown." He;ll try to KO TC try in Belmont.
"I thought he was sitting on a big race the last two races." - Michael Matz about Union Rags.
Trainer Michael Matz hoping for a clean trip for Union Rags against Thinks we didn't get to see the real UR in his last 2.
"I thought this horse could win the Triple Crown" - Michael Matz about Union Rags.
"We felt we were trying to take our best shot with John Velazquez," says Trainer Michael Matz.
BALTIMORE - Chester County Trainer Michael Matz, whose Teeth of the Dog finished fourth in the Preakness, learned a thing or two about expectations while guiding Barbaro.
Today at Pimlico, Michael Matz strongly hints Union Rags will have a new jockey in the Belmont Stakes.
Michael Matz just said he does not know who will ride Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes at this point in time.
Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags ... - Baltimore Sun (blog)
Thoughts on Teeth of the Dog Trainer Michael Matz, who returns to the place where Barbaro broke down 6 years ago:
ELKTON, Md. — Michael Matz entered a horse in the Preakness Wednesday. It just wasn’t the horse he had been thinking for months he would be running in Saturday’s race at Pimlico. If you had just dropped by Matz’ barn at the Fair Hill Training Center on Wednesday morning with...
I will have Teeth of the Dog as my new shooter... it will be redemption for Michael Matz w/ Union Rags...
The question didn’t have to be asked. Just listening to Michael Matz talk about the seventh-place finish by Union Rags in the Kentucky Derby it was easy to tell the trainer hasn’t gotten over the disappointment yet.
Union Rags' Trainer Michael Matz and owner Phyllis Wyeth will make a rider decision after the Preakness. Castellano's agent has called them.
I think the highlight of my day was when katie told Michael Matz that one day she was going to win the Kentucky Derby.
Michael Matz on hopeful Teeth Of The Dog: “He worked real well and galloped out real good. We’re all set for next Saturday.”
2012 Dullahan, Trinniberg drop out, replaced by Teeth of the Dog, Zetterholm
Preakness news... Michael Matz and owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth announced May 9 that they have decided to forego the May 19 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course with Union Rags.
Michael Matz, trainer of Barbaro and possible Teeth of the Dog, works with his horses at Fair Hill:
On Tuesday, the Union Rags team comprised of owner Phyllis Wyeth, Trainer Michael Matz, and advisor Russell Jones met at Fair Hill and decided t...
Michael Matz on HRTV just said that it was not mutural that he and the Jacksons split.
Michael Matz is such a class act & such a GREAT horseman. I look forward to watching piece on him with 2ni on @ 8 ET
Union Rags to Skip Preakness: Trainer Michael Matz and owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth made an executive decision Ma...
The Rail: For Union Rags, It Was Over Before It Began: Unfortunately for Michael Matz's team, they were ...
I dunno about you but seeing michael matz sit on a horse is just poetry in motion.
Job interview with Michael Matz in today's excerpt. Finding My Way to Moose River Farm: Michael Matz
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, barely 12 hours after a Kentucky Derby that had been 6 months in the planning went very wrong in less than a second. Michael Matz was walking...
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This just in from our pal Stephanie Ball, exercise rider for Michael Matz. The pride of PA stands tall today at...
Michael Matz talks about Union Rags and his Kentucky Derby disaster.
My 2 picks for the Derby were Union Rags and the horse Mike Smith rode Bodemeister. Now we'll see who runs in the Preakness. I'll Have Another will be there for sure. I hope Michael Matz puts Union Rags because he is THE horse.
How quickly will Michael Matz announce new rider for The removal of is a race overdue.
Seems Michael Matz has an entry in The Preakness after all. The mighty impressive looking Teeth Of The Dog. Don't...
Glad to hear Michael Matz wants to skip the preakness and target the 12 furlong Belmont. The further the better for Union Rags.
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