HallMarc Stallions Names New Bloodstock Agent

Carole Rio, breeder of Mucho Macho Man, brings extensive experience to Florida farm.

Carole Rio has been hired as the bloodstock agent for HallMarc Stallions at Stonewall Farm Ocala, the farm announced Feb. 22.

Rio, along with her husband, John, bred the accomplished Florida-bred millionaire Mucho Macho Man . They have broken and trained numerous other stakes horses.

Experienced in many facets of the industry, the couple, who have lived in Ocala for 13 years, also consigned the sale topper to the 2006 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. fall mixed sale. They were honored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association with the Needles Award for small breeders of the year in 2011.

“I’m excited to join the team at HallMarc Stallions,” Rio said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity, and I look forward to giving back to the industry by helping breeders plan their matings to HallMarc’s impressive roster of stallions.”