Costa at Macca

WHAT DO YOU do with a horse who has won seven races and $90,000 this season? Well, you send him to Macca Lodge for a well-earned spell.

That’s what the owners of Costa Del Magnifico have done after the Mach Three four-year-old’s win in the Southern Country Cups Final on Diamonds Day at Invercargill on 14 April.

They’ve turned down the opportunity to race him in the Jewels at Cambridge and trainer Brent Shirley will set him for some of the spring lead-up races to the New Zealand Cup.