Ritvo to Sign Mucho Macho Man Posters at Gulfstream Saturday

by | 01.09.2014 | 2:48pm
Kathy Ritvo, Gary Stevens, and the rest of Mucho Macho Man's connections celebrate the Breeders' Cup win

Kathy Ritvo, who saddled the popular Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), will sign posters of the 6-year-old Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Gulfstream Park as part of the coast-to-coast Vox Populi ceremony.

The Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” award, recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing. The award was established in 2010 by Mrs. Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat.

Along with Ritvo, Gulfstream will also play host Saturday to Charlie Davis, the exercise rider of Secretariat, award-winning writer Bill Nack, author of Secretariat, and Mrs. Chenery's son, Chris Tweedy.

A poster of Mucho Macho Man, painted by Jaime Corum, will be free while supplies last. The posters will be given away in the breezeway where Ritvo will be available to autograph them. Davis, Tweedy and Nack will be available for autographs in a tent on the western rim of the walking ring. There will also be Secretariat merchandise available to purchase.

The Vox Populi trophy will be presented to Mucho Macho Man's owners, Dean and Patti Reeves, and Ritvo during simultaneous presentations at Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park. Both celebrations will be broadcast live on HRTV.

First race post for Gulfstream's Saturday program is 12:40 p.m. The card will include the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) and $100,000 Hal's Hope (G3).

  • Terri Z

    I’ve been a fan of Mucho Macho Man since he was a gawky 2 1/2 year old racing for the Triple Crown. What a fantastic job the Ritvos and Finn Green has done in letting this horse blossom and achieve all that he has achieved. He’s overcome a viral and subsequent bacterial infection and quarter cracks in 2013; he had previously had grabbed a quarter and had throat surgery. And kudos to the wonderful and first class owners the Reeves; racing needs more owners that let their horses race well past their third birthdays. I can’t wait until Saturday. What a classy thing to do, to award the Secretariat Vox Populi at both Santa Anita and Gulfstream. Gulfstream was the favorite park for his grandsire, Holy Bull, to run at. Lastly, many thanks to the First Lady of Racing, Penny Chenery, for creating the Secretariat Vox Populi Award; fan favorites like Smarty Jones and Funny Cide never received awards and she wanted to rectify that.

  • Ida Lee

    Not only is Macho beautiful, charismatic and talented, but he has the best people around him who love, care and appreciate what a special boy they are responsible for and are generous enough to share him with his adoring fans. It’s obvious that Kathy is a special person who deserves all the attention and accolades she has been receiving…

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