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Union Rags does a little extra

Updated: February 7, 2012, 12:15 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Trainer Michael Matz had two objectives when sending his Kentucky Derby prospect Union Rags out to work early Monday morning at Palm Meadows -- beat the rain and give his Grade 1 winner the opportunity to get a little bit of a blow from what otherwise would have been a routine half-mile breeze.

And in the end, Matz was able to accomplish both his goals.

With regular exercise rider Peter Brette aboard, Union Rags came by the finish line the first time in ...

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