Mucho Macho Man

Macho Uno - Ponche de Leona, by Ponche , 16.3 hands   ·   $10,000 S&N

Precocious Juvenile. Classic 3YO. Dominant Older Horse.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner over champions Will Take Charge & Declaration of War
  • First crop yearlings averaged $100,000 at Keeneland September, #4 in his sire crop
  • First yearlings: $170,000, $140,000, $135,000, $120,000 (colt topper), $115,000, $110,000, $100,0000, etc. 
  • Half-brother to $2 million yearling & 'TDN Rising Star' Marconi
  • Half-brother to $775,000 yearling & SW Southern Girl
  • Multiple Grade 1 winner of $5,625,410
  • "He has a tremendous stride...and he's very athletic" - Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens
  • Precocious: Multiple Graded stakes-placed at 2
  • Classic: Graded winner & Classic-placed at 3
  • Tough, sound & durable: SW at 3, 4, 5 & 6; competed in all 3 Triple Crown races before turning 3
  • "As tough as he was talented..." -  Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
  • "...a good choice for people looking for a sire with outcross bloodlines and the potential to get two-turn horses." - pedigree expert Avalyn Hunter
  • One of only five horses in history to hit the board in multiple Breeders' Cup Classics
  • Defeated 8 G1 winners in Breeders' Cup Classic triumph
  • By Eclipse Champion Juvenile & leading sire Macho Uno out of a juvenile stakes-winning mare
Mucho Macho Man Macho Uno Holy Bull Great Above
Sharon Brown
Primal Force Blushing Groom (FR)
Prime Prospect
Ponche De Leona Ponche Two Punch
Street Ballet
Perfect and Proud Nonparrell
Proud Sal
Awesome Again S. (G1)
Suburban H. (G2)
Mucho Macho Man TV Spot
Risen Star S. (G2)
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2012)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2014)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 5 1 3 1 $110,643
3 7 2 0 2 $533,000
4 6 3 2 1 $1,712,767
5 5 2 0 2 $2,984,000
6 2 1 0 0 $285,000
Totals 25 9 5 6 $5,625,410

At 2


  • Remen S. -G2
  • Nashua S. -G2

At 3


  • Risen Star S. -G2


  • Kentucky Derby -G1
  • Louisiana Derby -G2  

At 4


  • Suburban H. -G2
  • Gulfstream Park H. -G2
  • Sunshine Millions Classic


  • Breeders' Cup Classic -G1
  • Woodward S. -G1 


  • Alysheba S. -G2 

At 5
Eclipse Award finalist


  • Breeders' Cup Classic -G1
  • Awesome Again S. -G1


  • Whitney H. -G1
  • Criminal Type S. 

At 6


  • Sunshine Millions Classic


$2M Mucho Macho Man Brother Impresses in New York

Marconi, a half brother to 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man and a $2 million...

Marconi, a half brother to 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man and a $2 million purchase featured overcame a slow break at Aqueduct Racetrack to win his second start Dec. 15. The impressive effort earned him a 'TDN Rising Star' badge from Thoroughbred Daily News.

Watch Marconi's Maiden victory

The $60,000 maiden race for 2-year-olds was run at 1 1/8 miles on a fast track.

At odds of 3-5, the Todd Pletcher-trained son of Tapit came out of the gate last, where he remained through the first turn, giving eight lengths to the leader. Home Run Maker, who set early fractions while being pressed by James Ciro, took the seven-horse field through a quarter-mile in :24.33.

Marconi made up lost ground coming off the first turn onto the backstretch. As Home Run Maker finished a half-mile in :49.28, the eventual winner ran up on the leaders and had to steady behind them. Jockey Javier Castellano was able to settle the green colt just off the pace before rounding the final turn. 

As the field turned for home, Castellano shook the reins and Marconi hit his best stride to pull away by 5 1/2 lengths in a time of 1:54.51.

Owned by Bridlewood Farm and the Coolmore connections of Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor, Marconi was purchased from Eaton Sales' consignment to the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale.

He was bred by Brushwood Stable in Kentucky out of Ponche de Leona, who has now produced five winners from five to race. Among the others is the blacktype winner Southern Girl, herself a $775,000 September yearling.

Mucho Macho Man is off to a promising start to his stud career with several six figure yearlings in his first crop, including a session topper at Keeneland September and the colt topper at Barretts Select.

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Mucho Macho Man retired in 2015. His first crop races in 2018.
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Updated 10/24/17 

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man is by champion 2yo Macho Uno out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Ponche. Like his sire, he promises to blend with a wide array of influences.

Mares from showing the Fappiano influence hold high promise for Mucho Macho Man. Fappiano’s damsire, Dr. Fager, is a half-brother to Ta Wee, dam of Mucho Macho Man’s great grandsire Great Above. Reinforcing their dam, Aspidistra, in the pedigree has been successful over the past few decades in American pedigrees and for Macho Uno in particular. We see this pattern in Macho Uno's Classic winner Harlem Rocker, G2W Mucho Mas Macho and SW/Sovereign Award finalist Decision Day (dam by Unbridled's Song), etc.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam is out of a mare by Nijinsky II and reinforcing that influence may also prove beneficial. Nijinsky II is found in the pedigrees of nine Macho Uno stakes horses including G2W Overheard. The Fappiano grandson Broken Vow (by Unbridled) is out of a mare by Nijinsky II, who’s also found in the pedigree of the dams of Malibu Moon, Tapit and Rubiano (by Fappiano), damsire of War Front.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam, Ponche de Leona, has produced two accomplished offspring by Tapit - SW Southern Girl and a $2 million yearling - making his daughters and granddaughters especially intriguing. Seattle Slew-line mares in general are exciting as Mucho Macho Man is a complete outcross to that influence, one with which Macho Uno has had good success (12 stakes horses).

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. Two of Mucho Macho Man’s top-selling first-crop yearlings are out mares by the Storm Cat sons Pure Prize and Giant’s Causeway. Another Storm Cat son, Forestry (and his son Shackleford), are also interesting as they are sources of Dr. Fager.

Given that Macho Uno is a half-brother to Awesome Again (by Deputy Minister) it would be prudent to consider Vice Regent/Deputy Minister-line mares. Vice Regent appears in a total of 15 stakes horses by Macho Uno, including G1W winner Private Zone and MG3W/G1SP Tommy Macho.

Danzig is another Northern Dancer-line influence to target. From three starters out of mares by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor (dam by Danzig) Macho Uno has sired two stakes horses including 2017 SW Hy Riverside. Macho Uno has sired other good ones like G1W Wicked Style and G2W Potesta out of mares showing Danzig. Mucho Macho Man’s $140,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling is out mare by the Danzig grandson North Light (by Danehill). We can also take clues from the stallion career of Munnings, who’s bred on the reverse of the Holy Bull/Mr. Prospector cross. His best runner, G1W I’m A Chatterbox, is out of a Danzig granddaughter as is his 2017 G3W Munny Spunt.

The Macho Uno/Wild Again cross has yielded G1W Macho Again and G3W Silsita and one of Mucho Macho Man’s early six-figure yearlings is out of a mare by the Wild Again son Vicar.

Mucho Macho Man hails from the same extended female line as Dynaformer and pedigree expert Avalyn Hunter suggested in a post that: “Given that both Mr. Prospector and Blushing Groom have worked very well with Roberto, daughters and granddaughters of Dynaformer, may be an angle worth considering with Mucho Macho Man.”

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