Ticker
  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 4 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 6 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 6 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 6 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 6 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 6 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 6 days ago

Mucho Macho Man Prepares for 2014 Debut

Mucho Macho Man 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Spotswire
Multiple Grade 1 winner and fan favorite Mucho Macho Man was on Gulfstream Park’s main track shortly after 7:30 Sunday morning to continue preparations for his 2014 debut.            

Under regular exercise rider Nick Petro, the Florida-bred son of Macho Uno breezed five furlongs in 1:01.70.            

It was the fourth work for Mucho Macho Man, all at Gulfstream, since his thrilling nose victory over Will Take Charge in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.            

In his prior breeze, Mucho Macho Man went five furlongs in 1:00.03 on Dec. 22, second-fastest of 31 horses. He worked three furlongs in 37.65 seconds on Dec. 7, and a half-mile in 49.85 on Dec. 15.            

“He worked good today,” said Kathy Ritvo, who trains Mucho Macho Man for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing. “The track was good. He went very well, and he came back great. He’s just been training very, very well.”            

Mucho Macho Man is 8-for-23 lifetime with five graded stakes wins as well as the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic. After being pulled up in his 2013 debut in defense of his title, Mucho Macho Man was third in both the Criminal Type in June and the Whitney Invitational Handicap (G1) in August before winning the Awesome Again (G1) on Sept. 28 at Santa Anita prior to the BC Classic.            

“He won the biggest race of the year,” Ritvo said. “We’ll see how they vote for the Eclipse Awards. He had a great year. He had a slow start, but I’m very proud of him. He couldn’t have run any better in his last couple races. Hopefully, the people that think he’s the best horse will vote for him. He’s such a neat horse.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Mucho Macho Man Prepares for 2014 Debut...

While they're waiting they're also sitting on dead money. After one sells a horse the only decision is whether to buy it back. It happens a lot.
I wonder how the syndicate members feel that sold him before he peaked. You could always tell he was something special any horse that could run like him before he was three and hold together during the triple crown is a wonderful horse to own.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories