Mucho Macho Man

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

Precocious Juvenile. Classic 3YO. Dominant Older Horse.

  • First crop: GSW/G1SP Mucho Gusto, a 2019 Kentucky Derby contender! 
  • Other first crop blacktype runners include Belle Laura (GSP at Keeneland), Mucho Unusual (MSP in SoCal) 
  • Sire of 'TDN Rising Stars' in California & New York 
  • Winners on all surfaces, from 4.5 furlongs to 8.5 furlongs
  • 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)
Mucho Gusto - Bob Hope S. (G3)
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2012)
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

11.18.2018

Meet Mucho Macho Man's First Graded SW, Mucho Gusto

Jumping from a maiden race to a graded stakes is difficult enough, but Michael Lund Petersen's...

Jumping from a maiden race to a graded stakes is difficult enough, but Michael Lund Petersen's Mucho Gusto didn't get any breaks in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3), either.
The Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Macho Man colt got squeezed a bit at the start of the seven-furlong dirt test Nov. 17, set a quick pace, and was still able to repel a two-pronged challenge in the turn to win by 1 1/2 lengths.



Under jockey Joe Talamo, Mucho Gusto dueled with Savagery early in the chute but established a one-length advantage in the backstretch and set fractions of :22.36 and :45.36 through a half-mile. Midway through the turn, Savagery pulled alongside the frontrunner, and last-out Sunny Slope Stakes winner Sparky Ville challenged three wide, third in the line of horses, while Extra Hope loomed behind.

Talamo sat unmoved in the saddle but went to work at the top of the lane, and Mucho Gusto dug in on the inside and never let his rivals by. Savagery couldn't get to Mucho Gusto but gamely held off Sparky Ville for the length of the stretch and finished second by a head. Extra Hope finished fourth, another three-quarters of a length back, while Owning came in a far-back fifth to complete the order of finish.

"I've been very excited to ride this horse," said Talamo, who also rode the colt in his debut victory Sept. 20 at Los Alamitos Race Course. "And after this race, I'd say I'm really impressed with him. We got sandwiched coming away from there, but he went on about his business.

"He ran well throughout. He was well within himself, with his ears up. When a horse would come to him, he'd pick it back up again. He's trained well right from the start, and he's showing his stuff in the afternoons."

"I lost time when he got sick, and this was a good race for him," Baffert said of Mucho Gusto. "He's a pretty cool horse. They went fast early, but when they came to him, he re-broke like the good ones do. I was with my assistant and I said, 'Here's when you find out what they're made of.'"

Mucho Gusto became Mucho Macho Man's first stakes winner as a sire. Bred in Kentucky by Teneri Farm and Bernardo Alvarez Calderon, out of the Giant's Causeway  mare Itsagiantcauseway, the chestnut colt now has $84,000 in earnings from his two starts. He was a $625,000 purchase by Petersen out of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

- edited from www.bloodhorse.com

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Mucho Macho Man has sired:
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Mucho Macho Man's first crop are 3YOs of 2019. He has sired:
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MUCHO GUSTO - $144,000
(dam by Giant's's Causeway)
1st Bob Hope S. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd CashCall Futurity G1 (8.5F, Dirt)

Belle Laura
(dam by Giant's Causeway)
3rd Jessamine S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)

Mucho Unusual
(dam by Unusual Heat)
2nd Golden State Juvenile Fillies (7F, Dirt)
2nd Generous Portion S. (6F, Dirt)
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Updated December 19, 2018 

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 - G3W/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 SP 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 may prove beneficial as he’s 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/GSP Marconi - making his daughters and granddaughters intriguing. Seattle Slew-influenced mares are promising overall as SP Mucho Unusual’s 2nd dam is by the Slew son General Meeting. Macho Uno has also had good success with mares showing Seattle Slew (12 stakes horses).

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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