Mucho Macho Man

Macho Uno - Ponche de Leona, by Ponche , 16.3 hands

Precocious Juvenile. Classic 3YO. Dominant Older Horse.

  • Exciting 1st crop runners include Del Mar stakes-placed Mucho Unusual & 'TDN Rising Star' Mucho Gusto
  • First 2YOs averaged $171,153, #2 in his crop ahead of Will Take Charge, Cairo Prince, etc.
  • First 2YOs: $625,000, $575,000, $260,000, $150,000, $150,000, $150,000, $105,000, etc.
  • Yearlings have sold for: $170,000, $170,000 (session topper), $140,000, $135,000, $120,000 (colt topper), $115,000, $110,000, $100,0000, etc.
  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner over champions Will Take Charge & Declaration of War
  • Half-brother to $2 million yearling Marconi (GSP) & $775,000 yearling Southern Girl (SW)
  • 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-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
  • Defeated 8 G1 winners in Breeders' Cup Classic triumph
  • By Eclipse Champion Juvenile & leading sire Macho Uno out of a juvenile Stakes-winning mare
Pedigree
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
Video
Awesome Again S. (G1)
Suburban H. (G2)
$575,000 OBS March Colt - :20.4
Mucho Macho Man TV Spot
Risen Star S. (G2)
$260,000 OBS March Filly - :9.4 Breeze
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2012)
$625,000 FTMD Colt - Bullet :21.1
Sunshine Millions Classic (2014)
Mucho Amor - 1st Mucho Macho Man Starter & Winner
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

2nd

  • Remen S. -G2
  • Nashua S. -G2

At 3

Won

  • Risen Star S. -G2

3rd

  • Kentucky Derby -G1
  • Louisiana Derby -G2  

At 4

Won

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

2nd

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

3rd

  • Alysheba S. -G2 

At 5
Eclipse Award finalist

Won

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

3rd

  • Whitney H. -G1
  • Criminal Type S. 

At 6

Won

  • Sunshine Millions Classic

News

09.20.2018

A 'TDN Rising Star' Among Two Impressive Mucho Macho Man Winners

Mucho Macho Man's Mucho Gusto lived up to the hype and then some with an ultra-impressive debut...

Mucho Macho Man's Mucho Gusto lived up to the hype and then some with an ultra-impressive debut victory at Los Alamitos Thursday to become his freshman sire fourth winner and first ‘TDN Rising Star.’ Mucho Macho Man was represented by winner #5 just a short time later.

Mucho Gusto was hammered down to even-money favoritism and the $625,000 juvenile buy broke on top from his rail draw and was just loping along under a motionless Joe Talamo as he zipped through a first quarter in :21.96. He floated out three wide turning for home, but was still going easily, registering a half-mile in :45.75. Confronted by a rival to his inside at the top of the stretch, the chestnut instantly powered clear when given the signal by Talamo, pouring it on down the lane to win by a geared-down four lengths. 

"I think the farther the better, he's got a real fluid stride," Talamo said.

Mucho Gusto brought $95,000 at the 2016 Keeneland September sale and then RNA’d for $55,000 at the OBS March sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat over the synthetic He was subsequently sent through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale two months later, where he summoned $625,000 from Michael Lund Petersen after working a quarter-mile over a sloppy dirt track in an eye-catching :21 1/5. He is currently the most expensive offspring of 2013 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Mucho Macho Man to be sold at auction.

Mucho Gusto was bred in Kentucky by Teneri Farm out of the Giant's Causeway Itsagiantcauseway who hails from the fine Pin Oak Stud family of Canadian Horse of the Year and MGISW Peaks and Valleys and MGSW millionaire Alternation.

Less than a hour and a half after Mucho Gusto got his picture taken in California, the Mucho Macho Man filly Belle Laura also scored an impressive four-length Maiden Special victory, this one over the Churchill Downs grass course. 

Breaking from post 9 under Julian Leparoux in the one mile affair, Belle Laura stalked the early leaders before swinging out five-wide at the top of the stretch. She displayed an impressive turn of foot from there to surge past the leaders and coast to the wire, stopping the timer in 1:39.44.

Like Mucho Gusto, Belle Laura is out of a mare by Giant's Causeway. She was bred in Kentucky by Mucho Macho Man's owners Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and sold to Soffia-Hernan Gomez at last year's Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale. She's trained by Norm Casse.

-portions edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com, Benoit photo

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Mucho Macho Man has sired:
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Mucho Macho Man's first crop are 2YOs of 2018. He has sired:
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Mucho Unusual
(dam by Unusual Heat)
2nd Generous Portion S. (6F, Dirt)
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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 Bloodhorse.com 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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