2018/11/02 12:25
HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Mucho Macho Man

  • Jockey
    Gary Stevens
  • Trainer
    Katherine Ritvo
  • Owner
    Reeves Thoroughbred Racing
  • Breeder
    John D Rio & Carole A Rio
  • Sire
    Macho Uno
  • Dam
    Ponche de Leona

In the land of Hollywood endings, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic triumph of Mucho Macho Man would seem too far-fetched for the silver screen. Start with trainer Kathy Ritvo, who came back from a near-death experience thanks to a heart transplant, then add in 50-year-old jockey Gary Stevens, who returned to the saddle in 2013 after a seven-year retirement. Representing the only Breeders’ Cup starter for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Mucho Macho Man had finished second in the 2012 Classic at Santa Anita, beaten a half-length by Fort Larned. In the 2013 running, Mucho Macho Man got the best of Fort Larned by surging past him at the quarter pole and then opening a clear lead at midstretch. Mucho Macho Man first fended off Declaration of War and then hung on to finish a nose in front of Will Take Charge to give Ritvo her first Breeders’ Cup victory and provide Stevens with his 10th triumph in the Championships and first in the Classic. Stevens, who won the Distaff a day earlier on Beholder, became only the second jockey in the 30-year history of the Breeders’ Cup to win the Distaff and Classic in the same year, joining Mike Smith in 1997 at Hollywood Park.

Previous Races

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March 08, 2014Santa Anita H.SANTA ANITA PARK14
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January 18, 2014Florida Sunshine Millions Classic S.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
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November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK11
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September 28, 2013Awesome Again S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
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August 03, 2013Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA13
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June 14, 2013Criminal Type S.BELMONT PARK 3
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January 19, 2013Sunshine Millions Classic S.GULFSTREAM PARK 7
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November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK12
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September 01, 2012Woodward S.SARATOGA12
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July 07, 2012Suburban H.BELMONT PARK21
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May 04, 2012Alysheba S.CHURCHILL DOWNS23
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March 10, 2012Gulfstream Park H.GULFSTREAM PARK21
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January 28, 2012Florida Sunshine Millions Classic S.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
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November 09, 2011 AQUEDUCT 1
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June 11, 2011Belmont S.BELMONT PARK17
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May 21, 2011Preakness S.PIMLICO16
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May 07, 2011Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! BrandsCHURCHILL DOWNS13
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March 26, 2011Louisiana DerbyFAIR GROUNDS23
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February 19, 2011Risen Star S.FAIR GROUNDS21
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January 30, 2011Holy Bull S.GULFSTREAM PARK34
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November 27, 2010Remsen S.AQUEDUCT22
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November 06, 2010Nashua S.AQUEDUCT22
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September 19, 2010 MONMOUTH PARK 1
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August 21, 2010 SARATOGA 3
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July 17, 2010 CALDER RACE COURSE 2