Mucho Macho Man

  • Jockey
    Gary Stevens
  • Trainer
    Kathy Ritvo
  • Owner
    Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Stronach Stables
  • 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.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2013 Classic
2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

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