Mucho Macho Man

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

A Sire In The Making

  • #1 Sire in his crop by APEX 'A Runner Index' - 2.53 
  • #1 2nd Crop sire of 2019 blacktype wins
  • First crop: G2SW Mucho Unusual, MGSW/MG1SP Mucho Gusto, Classic-placed He's a Macho Man, etc.
  • Second crop: unbeaten 2YO Stakes winner City Man
  • Other blacktype runners include SW Mucho Amor (by 6 lengths), MGSP Belle Laura
  • Sire of 'TDN Rising Stars' in California & New York 
  • "Mucho Macho Man was arguably at his most impressive when on the move, with his long stride...Now several of his youngsters have shown that they have inherited plenty of his talent." - Andrew Caulfield, TDN
  • 2YOs have sold for: $625,000, $575,000, $260,000, etc.
  • Yearlings have sold for: $170,000, $170,000 (session topper), $140,000, $135,000, $120,000 (colt topper), etc.
  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner over champions Will Take Charge & Declaration of War
  • Half-brother to $2 million yearling/G2SW Marconi & $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-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
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 Unusual - California Cup Oaks
Mucho Gusto - Robert B. Lewis S. (G3)
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Risen Star S. (G2)
Mucho Gusto - Bob Hope S. (G3)
City Man - Funny Cide S.
Mucho Gusto - Lazaro Barrera S. (G3)
Mucho Unusual - San Clemente S. (G2)
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Mucho Gusto - Affirmed S. (G3)
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


  • Remsen 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



Mucho Macho Man's 2YO City Man Remains Unbeaten With Funny Cide S. Romp

Favored off of a sterling debut victory on July 18 at Saratoga, City Man did not disappoint his...

Favored off of a sterling debut victory on July 18 at Saratoga, City Man did not disappoint his backers in the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes on the August 23 New York Bred Showcase over the same course.

The colt by Mucho Macho Man made his move right before the eighth pole to outkick pacesetter Bull of Bayern and draw away to a 4 ¾-length victory in the 6 ½-furlong race for 2-year-olds.

Bull of Bayern led the nine-horse field through the opening quarter-mile in 22.25 seconds and the half in 45.35 and still held the lead out of the turn before City Man, under jockey Joel Rosario, charged from the outside and surged in the stretch, hitting the wire in 1:16.93 in Race 8.

"He broke very well today; the first time he broke a little slow," said winning jockey Joel Rosario. "This race was a little
longer so I was very happy with him. He tried hard and it was great. In the stretch, he was very comfortable. I asked him to go,
and he went."

The Christophe Clement trainee, bred by Moonstar Farm, improved to 2-for-2 in his career and returned $6.50 for a $2 win bet.

“I was expecting him to be further off the pace,” said Clement, who trains the colt for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, and Peter and Patty Searles. “Exact opposite, but he ran a very good race."

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing principals Dean and Patti Reeves raced Mucho Macho Man to many important victories, including the Breeders' Cup Classic. Mucho Macho Man is now the leader among 2nd crop sires by 2019 blacktype winners and wins.

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

Mucho Macho Man's first crop are 3YOs of 2019. He has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

MUCHO UNUSUAL - $372,680
(dam by Unusual Heat)
1st San Clemente S. G2 (8F, Turf)
1st California Cup Oaks (8F, Turf)
2nd Golden State Juvenile Fillies (7F, Dirt)
2nd Generous Portion S. (6F, Dirt)

- $750,800
(dam by Giant's's Causeway)
1st Robert B. Lewis S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Affirmed S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Bob Hope S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Haskell Inv. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd CashCall Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
3rd Travers S. G1 (10F, Dirt), etc.

CITY MAN - $150,900
(dam by City Zip)
1st Funny Cide S. (6.5F, Dirt)

MUCHO AMOR - $111,990
(dam by Rock Hard Ten)
1st Seattle S. (6F, Dirt)
2nd Kent S. (6.5F, Dirt)
2nd Irish Day S. (8.5F, Dirt)

He's a Macho Man - $186,093
(dam by Lemon Drop Kid)
2nd Breeders' S. (12F, Turf)

Belle Laura - $91,230
(dam by Giant's Causeway)
3rd Jessamine S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
3rd Herecomesthebride S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)


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Updated August 29, 2019 

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man is by champion 2-year-old Macho Uno out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Ponche. Like his sire, he promises to be effective with a wide array of modern pedigree influences.

Two of Mucho Macho Man’s early SWs are out of mares by the Storm Cat son Giant’s Causeway - MGW/G1SP Mucho Gusto and GSP Belle Laura.

Macho Uno’s successes with Storm Cat includes GSW/millionaire Danon Legend and SW Revenant One out of a Storm Cat daughters, SW Hy Riverside (2nd dam by the Storm Cat son Hennessy) and SW Done Deal is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat.

Mucho Macho Man’s G2SW Mucho Unusual is out of a mare by another Northern Dancer-line stallion Unusual Heat, a son of Nureyev. We also find Nureyev in the pedigree of Classic-placed He's a Macho Man.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam is out of a mare by Nijinsky II, a close relative of Storm Cat’s sire Storm Bird. Reinforcing the Nijinsky II influence is proving beneficial as Mucho Gusto and SW Mucho Amor are out of mares carrying that influence. Nijinsky II is found in the pedigrees of 12 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 (by Danzig).

Danzig is another promising Northern Dancer-line influence. From a small group of starters out of mares by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor (dam by Danzig), Macho Uno has sired a pair of stakes horses including SW Hy Riverside. Macho Uno has sired the additional graded stakes winners Wicked Style (G1W) and Potesta (G2W) out of mares showing Danzig. Three of Mucho Macho Man's stakes runners so far are out of mares showing Danzig - SW City Man (Belong to Me), SW Mucho Amore (War Chant) and G2SP Belle Laura (Dayjur).

Unbeaten 2-year-old SW City Man is out of a mare by the Carson City son City Zip. Around 80% of Mucho Macho Man's stakes runners are out of mares carrying Mr. Prospector with Gone West (Mr. Greeley), Kingmambo (Lemon Drop Kid) and Seeking the Gold among the other strains represented.

Mucho Macho Man’s dam has produced two good ones by Tapit - SW Southern Girl and $2 million yearling/SW Marconi - making his daughters and granddaughters intriguing. Seattle Slew-influenced mares are promising overall as G2SW Mucho Unusual’s 2nd dam is by the Slew son General Meeting and is inbred tail-male to Bold Ruler. GSP Belle Laura and SW Mucho Amor are also out of mares showing a Bold Ruler double (through 6 generations) and all of Mucho Macho Man's early blacktype runners are out of dams showing at least one strain of Bold Ruler.

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.

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.

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.

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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