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Trip Notes for September 28-29: Beldame, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frontrunner, Awesome Again and more…

DRF | 10 months ago
Trip Notes for September 28-29: 16 stakes races including Beldame, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frontrunner, Awesome Again and more by Michael Hammersly. Read More...

Santa Anita notes: Mucho Macho Man awaits matchup with Game On Dude

DRF | 10 months ago
Mucho Macho Man became a Grade 1 winner in his 22nd start with a convincing victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. The win left trainer Kathy Ritvo anxious to run the horse here Nov. 2 in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he will take on local handicap star Game On Dude in the race over 1 1/4 miles. Read More...

Mucho Macho Man Gets Well Deserved Grade 1 Victory

Michael Compton | 10 months ago
Mucho Macho Man earned the initial Grade 1 win of his career by cruising to a 4 ¼-length score in the Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 28. Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, Mucho Macho Man was runner-up in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Saturday’s win gave him an [...](Read more...) Read More...

Awesome Again Stakes: Mucho Macho Man wins impressively

DRF | 10 months ago
Mucho Macho Man might not be based in California, but he sure likes it here. Second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, Mucho Macho Man served notice that he will be formidable in that race again this year with an emphatic, 4 1/4-length victory Saturday in the Grade 1, $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

Santa Anita: Awesome Again pivotal race for Paynter

DRF | 10 months ago
Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Awesome Again will determine whether Paynter gets a chance to complete his remarkable story with a Breeders’ Cup Classic bid here at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, or has to aim for lesser prizes. Read More...

Santa Anita: Topic to get Breeders’ Cup test in Rodeo Drive Stakes

DRF | 10 months ago
Topic, the 3-year-old stakes-winning filly trained by Neil Drysdale, grew up quickly over the summer. Read More...

Santa Anita notes: Mucho Macho Man fresh for Awesome Again Stakes

DRF | 10 months ago
Gruesome weather is unlikely to interfere with Mucho Macho Man’s preparation for the BC Classic this year, as he was sent West earlier this month and will prep in Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes. Read More...

Gary Stevens to Ride Mucho Macho Man in Awesome Again

Michael Compton | 10 months ago
According to Santa Anita Stable Notes, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man in the Grade 1, Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 28. Mucho Macho Man is ticketed for a return engagement in the $5 million Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, [...](Read more...) Read More...

Woodward: Mucho Macho Man scratches, will race in California

DRF | 11 months ago
Trainer Kathy Ritvo shrugged her shoulders and said “there’s nothing you can do about the weather” during training hours on Saturday morning and several hours later did as expected, scratching Mucho Macho Man from the Grade 1 Woodward due a racetrack turned to a sea of slop by heavy, overnight rains. Read More...

Steven Crist’s Saratoga graded stakes analysis: Woodward

DRF | 11 months ago
A plausible case can be made for anyone (except maybe Alpha) in Saturday’s six-horse Woodward, a strong race that would have been even stronger had the last two Whitney winners, Cross Traffic and Fort Larned, not been withdrawn to await the Jockey Club Gold Cup in four weeks. Read More...

Saratoga: Cross Traffic, Mucho Macho Man tune up for Woodward Stakes

DRF | 11 months ago
Cross Traffic and Mucho Macho Man, the first- and third-place finishers in the Grade 1 Whitney here Aug. 3, turned in their final workouts Sunday for their scheduled rematch in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward. Read More...

Saratoga: Woodward likely to draw top horses from Whitney

DRF | 12 months ago
Ian Wilkes, the trainer of beaten Whitney Invitational favorite Fort Larned, believes that if you ran the same horses back a month from now, there would be a different winner. Read More...

Saratoga: Mucho Macho Man looking ready for Whitney

DRF | 12 months ago
Mucho Macho Man enters Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap as a bit of a wild card in the eight-horse field. Read More...

Saratoga: Fort Larned likely to face six in Whitney

DRF | 1 year ago
Fort Larned carried 117 pounds when picking up his first Grade 1 win in the 2012 Whitney. He returns to defend that title here Saturday under high weight of 122 pounds. Read More...

Saratoga: Mucho Macho Man, Alpha get in Whitney drills

DRF | 1 year ago
Mucho Macho Man and Alpha completed their final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Handicap with five-furlong workouts that took place nearly four hours apart here on Saturday morning. Read More...

Saratoga: Top Whitney contenders get their work in

DRF | 1 year ago
The Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap won’t officially be run until 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 3. It could have been run 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Fort Larned and Mucho Macho Man – definite starters for the $750,000 Whitney – and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is a doubtful Whitney starter, all worked at virtually the same time early Saturday over Saratoga’s main track. Read More...

Saratoga: Mucho Macho Man works towards Whitney

DRF | 1 year ago
Mucho Macho Man worked a mile in 1:44.83 over the main track at Saratoga on Friday morning, and trainer Kathy Ritvo confirmed his next start would come in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap on Aug. 3. Read More...

Belmont: San Pablo upsets Mucho Macho Man in Criminal Type

DRF | 1 year ago
Mucho Macho Man’s return to the races was spoiled by the return of San Pablo, who ran by Mucho Macho Man in mid-stretch and drew clear to win Friday’s $90,000 Criminal Type Stakes at Belmont Park by 3 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Belmont Park: Mucho Macho Man could be done in by weather

DRF | 1 year ago
The connections of several graded stakes winners will keep an eye to the sky as the first of five “Party of the Park” Fridays is highlighted by a pair of $90,000 overnight stakes. First post is 3 p.m. Eastern, as it will be each Friday through the end of the meet. Read More...

Belmont Park: Mucho Macho Man returns to races Friday

DRF | 1 year ago
Mucho Macho Man, a close second to Fort Larned in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, makes his first start since January in Friday's third race at Belmont Park, a $90,000 overnight stakes at 1 1/16 miles over the main track. Read More...

Fair Hill: No firm plans for Mucho Macho Man

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening FAIR HILL, Md. - Mucho Macho Man looked good during a two-mile gallop Friday morning over the dirt surface at the Fair Hill training center, but when and where he returns to the rac... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man works without blinkers for Gulfstream Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man, shown working out earlier this month, breezed again on Saturday, going five furlongs i... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man will sit out Donn Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserMucho Macho Man, eased as the odds-on favorite in the Sunshine Millions Classic, will not run in Saturday's Grade ... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man Possible for Donn

Michael Compton | 1 year ago
Not originally on his schedule, the $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) is, at least, a possible next start for Mucho Macho Man. The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Macho Uno is on the list of 17 names nominated for the 57th running of the 1 1/8-mile handicap o... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man appears fine after being eased in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserJockey Mike Smith eases Mucho Macho Man, the odds-on favorite in the Sunshine Millions Classic. Trainer Kathy Ritv... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Ron the Greek cruises to victory in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonRon the Greek pulls away to an 11 1/4-length romp in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.H... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man, Ron the Greek top attractions in Sunshine Millions

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek (above), the one-two finishers last year, are rematched in the Sunshi... Read More...

Classic Rematch on Tap in Sunshine Millions

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The Gulfstream Park racing season hits another gear Saturday with the highly-anticipated third clash between Mucho Macho Man and Ron the Greek. Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s 5-year-old Mucho Macho Man and Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable and Jack Hammer Read More...

Gulfstream Park notes: Mucho Macho Man ready for Sunshine Millions

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man worked five furlongs in 59.61 on Saturday.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Mucho Macho Man comp... Read More...

Gulfstream Park Handicap the 2013 starting point for Fort Larned

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Susie RaisherBreeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned will begin his 2013 campaign on March 9.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. –... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man experiments with blinkers

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man worked in blinkers on Saturday for the Sunshine Millions Classic.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: I’ll Have Another embodied season of defections, debate

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonView SlideshowMay 19: I'll Have Another (left) runs down Bodemeister again to win the Preakness.I&rsquo... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man to Defend Title in Sunshine Millions Classic

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
  Mucho Macho Man, who captured the $500,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic last season, will launch his 2013 season with a title defense on Jan. 19. The showcase fixture of the six-race $1.3 million event for Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Mucho Macho Man to kick off 2013 campaign in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man will go for an elusive Grade 1 win after he runs in the Sunshine Millions.HALLANDALE BE... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man comfortable in familiar Gulfstream Pak surroundings

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man, shown finishing second to Fort Larned in the Breeders' Cup Classic, will spend the win... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Mucho Macho Man’s connections upbeat after runner-up finish

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMike Smith rode Mucho Macho Man to a second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic.ARCADIA, Calif. &... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Clocker Report: Mucho Macho Man sharp in five-furlong work over wet track

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom KeyserMucho Macho Man appears to be coming into the Breeders' Cup in top form for trainer Kathy Ritvo.ELMONT, N.Y. &ndas... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man works toward Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man (left) could face To Honor and Serve (right) again in the Breeders' Cup Classic.At Sa... Read More...

Belmont: Awesome Feather will train at Belmont for BC Ladies’ Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Adam Coglianese/NYRAAwesome Feather, making her first start since January, wins the Nasty Storm Stakes, earning a Beyer Sp... Read More...

Saratoga: Owner prefers Breeders’ Cup Classic to Dirt Mile for To Honor and Serve

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserCharlotte Weber said she prefers the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic to the $1 milliion Dirt Mile for her horse To Honor and ServeSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - While no final ... Read More...

Saratoga: Stay Thirsty appears best of three Woodward workers

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonMucho Macho Man, shown going to the track with trainer Kathy Ritvo watching on Aug. 20, worked a slow five furlongs Sunday in preparation for Saturday's Woodward.... Read More...

Saratoga: My Miss Aurelia, Mucho Macho Man part of busy morning at training track

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonWoodward prospect To Honor and Serve breezes five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.91.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -  It was a busy morning on all fronts Sunday at Saratoga... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man Turns in Bullet Work at Saratoga

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Mucho Macho Man worked a bullet five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Sunday morning. With regular exercise rider Nick Petro in the irons, the 4-year-old Macho Uno colt drilled four furlongs in :47 seconds. “He’s ver... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man impressive in work for Woodward at Saratoga

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonNick Petro Jr. guides Mucho Macho Man (right) inside of a D.Wayne Lukas-trained worker during a Sunday morning drill. Mucho Macho Man covered four furlongs on the... Read More...