Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Mucho
Macho Man breezed three furlongs at Gulfstream Park early Saturday
morning, marking his first workout since capturing the $5 million
Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.
Photo: Benoit Photo
The 5-year-old son of Macho Uno was timed in 37 3/5 seconds with regular exercise rider Nick Petro Jr. aboard.
“We just let him stretch his legs out a little bit,” trainer Kathy Ritvo said. “He was off the rail. It went good.”
Ritvo, owners Dean and Patti Reeves and stable manager Finn Green had
announced earlier in the week that Mucho Macho Man would remain in
training for the 2014 racing season, with a possible first start at
The Florida-bred horse, who defeated Will Take Charge by a nose in the
Classic after prepping with a 4 ¼ victory in the Awesome Again (G1) at
Santa Anita, showed his trainer all the right signs during his morning
“He was very happy. He was bouncing around,” said Ritvo, who expects her Classic winner to breeze again next Saturday.