Mucho Macho Man
Mucho Macho Man is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse notable as the winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was foaled in Florida and named after the Village People song “Macho Man”. His breeders were Carole and John Rio of Florida, who owned his dam. In 2011, he competed in all three Triple Crown races, coming in third in the Kentucky Derby.
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Mucho Macho Man is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse notable as the winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was foaled in Florida and named after the Village People song “Macho Man”. His breeders were Carole and John Rio of Florida, who owned his dam. In 2011, he competed in all three Triple Crown races, coming in third in the Kentucky Derby. In 2013, after overcoming a respiratory virus early in the year, he ran two races on the east coast, finishing third both times, and then was shipped early to Santa Anita Park to prepare for that year’s Breeders’ Cup. He won a preparatory race, the Awesome Again Stakes, his seventh win overall and his first Grade I win. In February 2014, Frank Stronach purchased an undisclosed share in the horse on behalf of his Adena Springs Farms, owner of MuchoMacho Man’s sire, Macho Uno. He remained in training, still essentially sound, but following the discovery of bruising on his fetlocks and other signs of “wear and tear”, he was retired in July 2014. The stallion now lives at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. His offspring began racing in 2018, and in 2020 his 4-year-old son Mucho Gusto won the Pegasus World Cup. His dam is the 2001 Anoakia Stakes winner Ponche de Ponche. Both sire and dam are officially listed as the breeders Rios Rios, and thus are officially his breeders.
He stands over 17 hands high and was named American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in 2000. His foalhood nickname was ‘Lazarus’ because he appeared lifeless at birth, but spontaneously revived. He grew to be a very large horse, standing over 17 hands high. He is a bay horse with white markings that include a star and stripe on his left leg, a coronet on his right leg, and a sock on his front leg. His success earned him the Secretariat Vox Populi Award, as well as two Eclipse Award nominations and 2013 Florida-bred Horse of the Year. His sire was a son of Holy Bull, a Hall of Fame champion champion Holy Bull of Holy bull. He also won three graded stakes races in 2012, and finished a close second to Fort Larned in that year’s Breeders’s Cup Classic, narrowly defeating Will Take Charge and Declaration of War. He has been retired from racing since July 2014, but continues to stand at stud in the 2015 breeding season at Adena Spring Farms, where he is the breeding stallion of Leona Leona, a mare owned by Frank Stonach’s Adena springs Farms, and was subsequently purchased by John and Carole Rio, where the mare was pregnant by the Rios family. His stallion, Mucho Macha Man, was born in 2009. His dams are Leona and Leona De Ponche, who were owned by John Rio.
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