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Friday, November 08, 2013


Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man To Parade Saturday


Popular Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man To Parade Saturday at Gulfstream Park
Free 'Macho Man' T-Shirts to First 2,000 Fans Who Purchase a Program

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Mucho Macho Man, the popular winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), will be paraded Saturday, Nov. 9 at Gulfstream Park during the inaugural running of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day.


Mucho Macho Man, who has wintered at Gulfstream the past three years and won the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic and Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), was scheduled to arrive Wednesday from California, where he won the Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday by a nose.

Mucho Macho Man will be brought to the saddling enclosure and walking ring with the horses entered in the $150,000 Classic Preview race at approximately 2:30 p.m. Fans will be able to take pictures of the Horse of the Year candidate while he circles the walking ring.

The first 2,000 fans who purchase a Gulfstream Park program will receive a free Mucho Macho Man t-shirt while supplies last.

Mucho Macho Man, born in 2008 in Florida, will appear on a day Gulfstream will highlight Florida-bred Thoroughbreds. The $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day will be restricted to Thoroughbreds born in Florida. Four of the races will highlight 2-year-olds and future stars of the sport.

Owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and trained by Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man has become a fan favorite in part due to Ritvo, who has served as an inspiration to millions around the world after successfully undergoing a heart transplant in November 2008.

Third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1), Mucho Macho Man has garnered a large fan base, including the Village People, who recorded the hit 'Macho Man,' and more than 7,500 Facebook followers.



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