Derby 137 Profile: Mucho Macho Man [Kentucky Derby]


Kentucky Derby 137 Profile:  Mucho Macho Man

Bay (brown) colt
Sire:  Macho Uno
Dam:  Ponche de Leona
Trainer:  Kathy Ritvo
Owner:  Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Dream
Jockey:  Rajiv Maragh
Color of Silks:  Green, white, yellow diamonds
Lifetime Stats: 8 starts
                     2 wins
                     3 seconds
                     2 thirds
 Key Races:
      Grade 2 Remsen Stakes (second) (2010)     
      Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes (fourth) (2011)
      Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes (first) (2011)
      Grade 2 Louisiana Derby (third) (2011)

Interesting Fact:  Three years ago trainer Kathy Ritvo was in a hospital suffering from cardiomyopathy and awaiting a heart transplant. In November 2008, she received it and was told by her doctor after the surgery that her failing heart may not have lasted another week. Within six months she was back to training horses.

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About Jessie Oswald
I'm a lifetime Louisville resident with a passion for horse racing. When I'm not working as an immigration paralegal or taking care of my family, I follow Thoroughbred racing and love to share the excitement and beauty of the sport with anyone willing to learn!
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