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 
  • 3 Stakes winners in 2019, including MGSW/G1SP Mucho Gusto
  • Sire of SoCal SW Mucho Unusual, SW Mucho Amor (by 6 lengths), MGSP Belle Laura, etc.
  • 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
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)
Mucho Unusual - California Cup Oaks
Mucho Gusto - Robert B. Lewis S. (G3)
Mucho Macho Man TV Spot
Risen Star S. (G2)
Mucho Gusto - Bob Hope S. (G3)
Mucho Gusto - Lazaro Barrera S. (G3)
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

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

06.17.2019

Mucho Gusto On to Haskell Inv. (G1) After Securing 4th Graded Victory

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert's speedy Mucho Gusto...

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert's speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho Gusto, a 3-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, got a mile and one sixteenth with aplomb in 1:45.15.

Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mucho Gusto now has four graded stakes wins to his credit and an overall mark of 7-5-1-1. With the winner's share of $60,000, he now has earnings of $430,800.



Attentive to the pace from the outset, Mucho Gusto, fresh off a 3 ¼ length score in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) going seven furlongs on May 18, sat a joint third with Roadster heading to the far turn, but when Talamo stepped on the gas at the 3 ½ furlong pole, he quickly reeled in early pacesetters Visitant and Kingly while leaving Roadster in his wake and was in-hand at the wire.

“With the right trip, I don't think this colt has any distance limitations,” said Talamo, who's ridden Mucho Gusto in all seven of his starts, including a disappointing third two starts back in the Sunland Derby (G3) at 1 1/8 miles on March 24.

“He finally drew outside today, so we were able to kind of sit outside. He can go to the lead or sit second or third. As long as he settles, he'll finish.”

“That race at Sunland set him back a little,” said Baffert. “They went so fast. There's some derbies around, but I think he'll probably go to the Haskell (Invitational, Grade I, 1 1/8 miles July 20 at Monmouth Park). As long as he relaxes, he'll run that far…I think 'Mucho' has really improved.”

Ridden by Mike Smith, Roadster, who subsequent to his Santa Anita Derby win, was beaten 16 ½ lengths in the Kentucky Derby May 4, was off at even money and paid $2.40 and $2.10 while finishing one length in front of Alcatraz Stakes winner Visitant (by Ghostzapper).

Earlier on the card Mucho Macho Man's California Cup Oaks winner Mucho Unusual scored an impressive Allowance victory to up her career earnings to over $250,000. Back east at Gulfstream Park, Stronach Stables homebred Mucho Macho Man son romped in his second start by 11 1/2 lengths. 

-edited from www.paulickreport.com

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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 GUSTO - $430,800
(dam by Giant's's Causeway)
1st Robert B. Lewis S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Affirmed S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Lazaro Barrera S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
1st Bob Hope S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd CashCall Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

MUCHO UNUSUAL - $252,680
(dam by Unusual Heat)
1st California Cup Oaks (8F, Turf)
2nd Golden State Juvenile Fillies (7F, Dirt)
2nd Generous Portion S. (6F, Dirt)

MUCHO AMOR - $110,990
(dam by Rock Hard Ten)
1st Seattle S. (6F, Dirt)
2nd Kent S. (6.5F, Dirt)
2nd Irish Day S. (8.5F, Dirt)

Belle Laura - $87,732
(dam by Giant's Causeway)
3rd Jessamine S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
3rd Herecomesthebride S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)

 

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Updated May 21, 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.

A good number of Mucho Macho Man’s early winners are out of Storm Cat-line mares and two of his early blacktype runners - MGW/G1SP Mucho Gusto and GSP Belle Laura - are out of mares by Storm Cat’s best sire son Giant’s Causeway

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 SW Mucho Unusual is out of a mare by another Northern Dancer-line stallion Unusual Heat, a son of Nureyev.

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.

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. Mucho Macho Man's G2SP Belle Laura is out of a mare showing the Danzig son Dayjur.

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 SW 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 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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