Macho Uno

Holy Bull - Primal Force, by Blushing Groom (FR) , 16.1 hands   ·   $15,000 S&N

Leading Sire of Multi-Millionaires in Fee Range

  • THREE GSWs in 2018: Tommy Macho ($938,020), Kirby's Penny & Bobby Abu Dhabi (G2)
  • Other recent SWs include Small Bear & Picco Uno in New York
  • Starters average nearly $90,000, higher than Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, etc.
  • 1.60 AEI, higher than Empire Maker, Street Sense, More Than Ready, etc.
  • Sire of 5 G1 Winners & 5 Millionaires
  • G1 winners incl. Breeders' Cup Classic hero Mucho Macho Man ($5,625,410)
  • Millionaires incl. Danon Legend ($3,324,208) & Private Zone ($2,924,62)
  • In the Classics: Harlem Rocker (1st Breeders' S.), Macho Again (2nd Preakness S.) & Mucho Macho Man (3rd Kentucky Derby)  
  • Progeny of Macho Uno have sold for: $825,000, $700,000, $400,000, $400,000, $385,000, $360,000, $350,000, $325,000, $335,000, etc.
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner & Eclipse Champion 2YO
  • Out of a Broodmare of the Year & half-brother to Elite Sire Awesome Again
Macho Uno Holy Bull Great Above Minnesota Mac
Ta Wee
Sharon Brown Al Hattab
Agathea's Dawn
Primal Force
Blushing Groom (FR) Red God
Runaway Bride (GB)
Prime Prospect Mr. Prospector
Square Generation
Mucho Macho Man - Suburban H. (G2)
Mucho Mas Macho - Ft. Lauderdale S. (G2)
Bobby Abu Dhabi - Kona Gold S. (G2)
Macho Macho - West Virginia Derby (G2)
Macho Again - Stephen Foster H. (G1)
Potesta - Hollywood Oaks (G2)
Silsita - Bourbonette Oaks (G3)
Private Zone - Cigar Mile H. (G1)
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Kirby's Penny - Vagrancy S. (G3)
Mucho Macho Man - Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Private Zone - Vosburgh S. (G1)
Overheard - Valley View S. (G3)
Mucho Macho Man - Awesome Again S. (G1)
Mucho Macho Man - Risen Star S. (G3)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 3 0 1 $768,803
3 4 1 1 1 $563,400
4 6 2 0 1 $519,600
Totals 14 6 1 3 $1,851,803

At 2
Eclipse Champion 2YO Male


  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile -G1, over Point Given, Street Cry, etc.
  • Grey Breeders' Cup -G1, by 7 lengths


  • Hopeful S. -G1

At 3


  • Pennsylvania Derby -G3


  • Ohio Derby -G2

At 4


  • Massachusetts H. -G2


  • Suburban H. - G2 


Kirby's Penny is Macho Uno's Third Graded Winner of 2018

Kent Spellman's Kirby's Penny kicked clear in the final eighth of the Vagrancy Stakes (G3) ,...

Kent Spellman's Kirby's Penny kicked clear in the final eighth of the Vagrancy Stakes (G3) , earning her first graded stakes win in the third race on Belmont's Saturday card.

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The 5-year-old daughter of Macho Uno took a three-wide path around the far turn, then overtook the 3-1 Chalon in the stretch to win by about 1 1/2 lengths. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward, Kirby's Penny covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Belmont's “good” main track in 1:16.42. Favored Holiday Disguise finished third.

“I think she likes Belmont,” Ward said. “She likes an off track. And, she got a great ride, as I always do with Johnny [Velazquez]. For whatever reason, horses always seem to run great for him. I'm always happy to have Johnny. I can't always get him from Todd [Pletcher], that's his main man, but anytime I can, I'm very thankful to have him.”

As expected, the quick-footed Sounds Delicious grabbed the lead from her rail position out of the starting gate, moving away from the field by about a length down the backstretch. Tracked by both Chalon and Kirby's Penny, Sounds Delicious rated out fractions of :22.20 and :45.15.

Chalon moved up to challenge the leader through the far turn, and while Sounds Delicious battled back bravely, the frontrunner eventually folded at the three-sixteenths pole. Chalon took command from that point, but Kirby's Penny, who had swung wide around the turn, wasn't done yet and was making big strides down the center of the track.

Kirby's Penny easily passed Chalon, kicking clear in the late stages to cross the wire about 1 1/2 lengths in front. Favorite Holiday Disguise closed well to finish third, while Sounds Delicious faded to fourth.

“I went to go and get good position,” said Velazquez, “and when the other one (Chalon) went and put the other horse on the lead, it was perfect because it let somebody else put the fight on the horse in front, so we went to the outside, and she did it all after that.”

Bred in Kentucky by Hidden Springs Farm, Kirby's Penny was a $70,000 Keeneland September Yearling sale purchase. She RNA'd at $75,000 at the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training, then commanded a final bid of $50,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale. A consistent performer through her 2017 season, Kirby's Penny has compiled an overall record of seven wins from 12 starts, with earnings of over $330,000.

She's the third Graded winner of 2018 for Macho Uno following Bobby Abu Dhabi, who earned his first Stakes victory in the April 21 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) and Tommy Macho who took the Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) to further advance his bankroll toward the $1 million mark.

- edited from, Chelsea Durand photo

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Top Runners
Macho Uno has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

MUCHO MACHO MAN - $5,625,410
(dam by Ponche)
Eclipse Award Finalist
1st Breeders' Cup Classic G1 (10F, Dirt)
1st Awesome Again S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Suburban H. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st Risen Star S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Gulfstream Park H. G2 (8F, Dirt)
1st Sunshine Millions Classic (9F, Dirt) twice
2nd Breeders' Cup Classic G1 (10F, Dirt)
2nd Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
3rd Kentucky Derby G1 (10F, Dirt)
3rd Whitney Inv. H. G1 (9F, Dirt), etc.

PRIVATE ZONE - $2,924,620
(dam by Siphon)
Eclipse Award Finalist
1st Vosburgh S. G1 (6F, Dirt) twice (new stakes record '13)
1st Forego S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Cigar Mile G1 (8F, Dirt)
2nd Breeders' Cup Sprint G1 (6F, Dirt)
3rd Breeders' Cup Sprint G1 (6F, Dirt)
3rd Met Mile G1 (8F, Dirt), etc.

DANON LEGEND - $3,324,208
(dam by Storm Cat)
1st Capella S. G3 (6F, Dirt)
1st Tokyo Sprint S. (6F, Dirt)
1st Kurfone Sho S. (6F, Dirt) twice
1st Cluster Cup S. (6F, Dirt) twice, etc.

MACHO AGAIN - $1,825,767
(dam by Wild Again)
1st Stephen Foster H. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st New Orleans H. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st Jim Dandy S. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st Derby Trial S. (7.5F, Dirt)
2nd Preakness S. G1 (9.5F, Dirt)
Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Whitney H. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Super Derby G2 (9F, Dirt)

WICKED STYLE - $572,927
(dam by Trempolino)
1st Breeders’ Futurity G1 (8.5F, AW)
1st Arlington-Washington Futurity G3 (8F, AW)
3rd Washington Park H. G3 (9.5F, AW)

(dam by Belo Colony)
Champion Dirt Horse in Brazil
1st GP Bento Goncalves G1 (12F, Dirt)
2nd GP Jose Pedro Ramirez G1 (12F Dirt), etc.

MACHO MACHO - $781,803
(dam by General Meeting)
1st West Virginia Derby G2 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Pennsylvania Derby G2 (9F, Dirt)
3rd Matt Winn S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)

OVERHEARD - $548,656
(dam by Thunder Gulch)
1st Dance Smartly S. G2 (9F, Turf)
1st Valley View S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Appalachian S. G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Ontario Colleen S. G3 (8F, Turf), etc.

BOBBY ABU DHABI - $345,100
(dam by Saint Ballado)
1st Kona Gold S. G2 (6.5F, Dirt)
2nd Triple Bend S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
2nd San Pedro S. (6F, Dirt)

MUCHO MAS MACHO - $292,348
(dam by Star de Naskra)
1st Ft. Lauderdale S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
2nd W. L. McKnight H. G2 (12F, Turf)
2nd Laurel Turf Cup (12F, Turf), etc.

POTESTA - $192,400
(dam by Furiously)
Track record setter;$800,000 broodmare
1st Hollywood Oaks G2 (8.5F, AW)
1st Torrey Pines S. (8F, AW) NTR at Del Mar

TOMMY MACHO - $938,020
(dam by Awesome Again)
1st Hal's Hope S. G3 (8F, Dirt)
1st Discovery H. G3 (9F, Dirt)
1st Fred W. Hooper S. G3 (8F, Dirt) twice
3rd Met Mile G1 (8F, Dirt)
3rd Carter H. G1 (7F, Dirt), etc.

HARLEM ROCKER - $597,649
(dam by Lit De Justice)
1st Withers S. G3 (8F, Dirt)
1st Prince of Wales S. (9.5F, Dirt)
2nd Cigar Mile H. G1 (8F, Dirt)
3rd Jerome S. G2 (8F, Dirt)

KIRBY'S PENNY - $338,916
(dam by Peace Rules)
1st Vagrancy S. (6.5F, Dirt)

KAYS AND JAYS - $303,030
(dam by Dixieland Band)
1st Hurricane Bertie S. G3 (6.5F, Dirt)
2nd Azalea S. G3 (7F, Dirt), etc.

SILSITA - $213,973
(dam by Wild Again)
1st Bourbonette Oaks S. G3 (8F, AW)
1st My Princess Jess S. (8.5F, Turf), etc.

(dam by Gone West)
1st Halton S. (8F, Turf) (twice)
2nd Sky Classic S. G2 (10F, Turf)
2nd Nijinsky II S. G2 (9F, Turf), etc.

LIVI MAKENZIE - $352,229
(dam by Joyeux Danseur)
1st Saylorville S. (6F, Dirt)
3rd Beaumont S. G2 (7F, AW)
3rd Gardenia S. G3 (8F, Dirt), etc.

PICCO UNO - $338,667
(dam by Western Expression)
1st Union Avenue S. (6.5F, Dirt)
2nd Garland of Roses (6F, Dirt)
3rd Broadway S. (6F, Dirt)

OH SO CLEVER - $314,370
(dam by Proud and True)
1st Donna Freyer S. (6.5F, Dirt)

DECISION DAY - $301,855
(dam by Unbridled's Song)
Sovereign Award finalist
1st Coronation Futurity (9F, AW)
3rd Charlie Barley S. (8F, Turf)

HY RIVERSIDE - $301,700
(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st Sunshine Millions Classic (9F, Dirt)
2nd Trinniberg S. (7F, Dirt)

PURSUE A DREAM - $293,527
(dam by Kitwood)
1st Edward DeBartolo Memorial H. (9F, Turf)
2nd Brooks Fields S. (7.5F, Dirt)
2nd John Bullit S. (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

SMALL BEAR - $287,192
(dam by El Prado)
1st Gio Ponti S. (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Curlin S. (9F, Dirt) 
3rd Better Talk Now S. (8F, Turf), etc.

(dam by Corporate Report)
1st Pass the Tab S. (8F, Dirt)
2nd Stymie S. (9F, Dirt)
3rd Best of Luck S. (9F, Dirt)

UNO MAS - $244,218
(dam by Regal Classic)
1st Super Derby Prelude S. (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Northern Spur S. (8F, Dirt)
3rd Risen Star S. G3, (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

KARAMA - $198,811
(dam by Candi's Gold)
1st Prairie Meadows Derby (8.5F, Dirt)
3rd Indiana Derby G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
3rd Franklin-Simpson Mile S. (8F, Turf)


Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated May 16, 2018

Macho Uno has had some of his best and most recent successes with mares carrying the influence of the Mr. Prospector son Two Punch. Breeders’ Cup classic winner Mucho Macho Man is out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Ponche while 2017 G2SP 2YO Dia de Pago is out of a direct Two Punch daughter.

Ponche is bred Mr. Prospector over Nijinsky II. We find Nijinsky II in the pedigrees of nine Macho Uno stakes horses and Mr. Prospector/Nijinsky II combined in the dams of four of those including G2W Overheard. The Fappiano grandson Broken Vow (by Unbridled) is bred Mr. Prospector/Nijinsky making his daughters interesting for Macho Uno. The dams of Malibu Moon and Tapit are also bred on this cross as is Rubiano (by Fappiano), damsire of War Front.

Nijinsky II and Storm Bird are bred similarly and we find the latter influence in the dams of five Macho Uno stakes horses. Among those are GSW/Millionaire Danon Legend out of a Storm Cat daughter and 2017 SW Hy Riverside, second dam by the Storm Cat son Hennessy

Six Macho Uno stakes horses show Mr. Prospector through Fappiano, including SW/Sovereign Award finalist Decision Day (dam by Unbridled's Song). Fappiano's damsire is Dr. Fager, a half brother to Ta Wee, dam of Macho Uno’s grandsire Great Above. Linebreeding to their dam, Aspidistra is also found in the pedigrees of Classic winner Harlem Rocker, G2W Mucho Mas Macho, G1SP Indulgence and six other Macho Uno stakes horses. The Storm Cat son Forestry and his son Shackleford represent some contemporary sources of Dr. Fager.

From three starters out of mares by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor, Macho Uno has sired 2017 SW Hy Riverside and G3SP Banree. Distorted Humor is out of a mare by Danzig, an influence also found in Macho Uno’s first G1W Wicked Style and G2W winner Potesta.

Overall, 43% of Macho Uno’s stakes horses are out of mares that show Mr. Prospector in their pedigrees within five generations. Dams carrying Gone West have participated in this success producing runners like 2017 Saratoga SW Picco Uno (dam by Western Expression) and SW Hampstead Heath (dam by Gone West).
Given that Macho Uno is a half-brother to Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister) it’s no surprise that he’s produced good results with Vice Regent/Deputy Minister-influenced mares. Vice Regent appears in a total of 15 stakes horses by Macho Uno, including MG1W winner Private Zone and current G3W/G1SP Tommy Macho. 

Tommy Macho is also an example of Macho Uno’s affinity with Seattle Slew, an influence found in 12 more of his stakes horses. Among these is G2W Macho Macho, SW Holy Reina (dam by Capote) and 2017 SW Picco Uno (second dam by Dixie Union who’s out of Capote daughter).

Icecapade is bred on the same Nearctic/Native Dancer cross as Northern Dancer and mares by his son Wild Again have been extremely successful when bred to Macho Uno. From just eight starters the Macho Uno/Wild Again cross has produced six winners including G1W Macho Again and G3W Silsita. Wild Again is also the second damsire of 2018 GSW Kirby's Penny.

Like Mr. Prospector, Sharpen Up is a paternal grandson of Native Dancer and is an ancestor of some important Macho Uno runners. G1W Wicked Style is out of a mare by Sharpen Up’s son, Trempolino. SW Firenze Feeling is out of a mare by the Sharpen Up grandson Elmaamul, by Diesis, who is also the second damsire of Overheard.

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