Big Love - Mucho Amor First Winner for Mucho Macho Man

04.26.2018 -

Freshman sire Mucho Macho Man was represented by his first runner and winner, Mucho Amor, who grabbed the lead early and never looked back to win a  maiden special weight at Keeneland. 

Watch Mucho Amor's Maiden Victory

The 2-year-old filly, trained by Wesley Ward for Ten Broeck Farm, was sent off as the second choice at 2-1 in the field of 11 juvenile fillies going 4 1/2 furlongs. 

Blame the Frog jumped out of the gate for the lead, but was quickly taken over by Mucho Amor, who set fractions of :22.66 and :45.78 through a half-mile. With Blame the Frog pressing as the only challenger in the stretch, Mucho Amor finished the distance a neck in front in :52 flat over a fast track.

Bred by Ed Few in Kentucky, Mucho Amor is out of the Rock Hard Ten mare Raucous Lady. Consigned by Hidden Brook to the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale, Mucho Amor sold to Hal Hatch, agent, for $135,000. She was then sent to the Ocala Breeders' Sales March sale of 2-year-olds in training, where she was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm and sold to Ben McElroy for $260,000.

The commercial market has been high on the Mucho Mucho Mans all spring with four of his first six juveniles sold at auction bringing six figures. Along with Mucho Amor, two-year-olds have sold for $575,000, $150,000 and $105,000.

Mucho Macho Man is by Eclipse Champion 2YO Macho Uno and was multiple Graded Stakes-placed during his own juvenile campaign. Over four subsequent racing seasons he was nine of his 25 starts and earned $5,625,410. His major accomplishments included a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby(G1) at 3, a second-place finish in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), and scores in the 2013 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) and Breeders' Cup Classic as a 5-year-old.

Mucho Macho Man stands for a 2018 fee of $10,000.

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