Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man broke his maiden in his third start at 2, running a mile and 70 yards at Monmouth Park on September 19, 2010 with Eibar Coa aboard. 

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After finishing 2nd in 2 stakes at 2, and fourth in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his first start at 3, Mucho Macho Man picked up his first stakes win in the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds with Rajiv Maragh aboard on February 19, 2011.

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Photo: Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.

The Blood-Horse magazine cover for February 26, 2011 featuring Risen Star winner Mucho Macho Man.

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Owner Patti Reeves gets a kiss on the cheek from Macho Mucho Man.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Blood-Horse magazine cover for April 30, 2011,  featuring Trainer Kathy Ritvo trainer of Mucho Macho Man.

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Mucho Macho Man preps for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs April 28, 2011.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mucho Macho Man during morning exercises May 4, 2011.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Team Valor's Animal Kingdom (red cap) John Velazquez up, wins the 137th Kentucky Derby. Nehro (far right) finished second and Mucho Macho Man (center) was third.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Mucho Macho Man with trainer Kathy Ritvo goes out for his morning work May 19, 2011 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mucho Macho Man gets a bath Sunday morning after his 5 furlong workout June 5, 2011.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Mucho Macho Man having a snack Friday morning,  June 10, 2011.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Mucho Macho Man started off his 4-year-old campaign in promising fashion by scoring over six fellow Florida-breds in the $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes January 28, 2012 at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Mucho Macho Man made his move approaching the quarter pole, getting the lead from Turbo the Compressor leaving the final bend. He won the race by opening up daylight in upper stretch.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

He made it 2 in a row with a win in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) on March 10, 2012.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

After finishing 3rd in the Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs, Mucho Macho Man scored an impressive 2 1/2-length win in the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) on July 7, 2012 at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Trevor Miles

He finished 2nd in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) on September 1, and then battled Fort Larned in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

At the wire, it was Fort Larned by 1/2 length.

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Photo: Anne M. Ebarhardt

Mucho Macho Man prepped for the 2013 Breeders' Cup in the Awesome Again Stakes on September 28, 2013 at Santa Anita Park.

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He delivered a rousing 4 /12-length victory under Gary Stevens.

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Mucho Macho Man opened a clear lead in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on November 2, 2013.

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Photo: Anne M.Eberhardt

But, had to hold off Will Take Charge (left) and Declaration of War (center) to get the victory.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The official track photo shows how tight the finish was in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

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Mucho Macho Man in the winner's circle following his win in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) November 2, 2013.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mucho Macho Man left the competition behind in his 2014 debut, the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic on January 18, 2014,

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

winning by an easy 14 lengths.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

Mucho Macho Man
Bay, horse, born June 15, 2008
(Macho Uno - Ponche de Leona by Ponche)
25 starts, 9 wins, 5 seconds, 6 thirds, and earnings of $5,625,410

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Photo: Rick Samuels

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