Mucho Macho Man

PDI #11 The Factor Jumps to 5th on Graded Earnings List

Press Release The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List. The list will likely determine the field for the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday, May 7 at […]

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Louisiana Derby draws 13 hopefuls

The next major stop on the Derby trail is Saturday’s Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds, and this year’s rendition looks tough to call – with a field of 13 mostly unproven three-year-olds. The notable entrants for the Grade 2, $1 million race at 1 1/8 miles include Mucho Macho Man, who was made the 9-5 […]

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Louisiana Derby low on probable starters

A series of defections have cut a once robust Louisiana Derby in half with only five probable starters so far. Neil Howard’s pair, Wilkinson and Machen, and Mucho Macho Man are the most notable of the field.

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Mucho Macho Men

Press Release Kathy Ritvo, trainer of Risen Star (G3) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Mucho Macho Man, received a delivery last week from the disco band the Village People – a ‘Macho Woman’ shirt. According to Mitch Weiss of the Village People’s management team, the band contacted Mucho Macho Man’s owners, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, after […]

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Mucho Macho Man looks Louisiana Derby bound

The winner of last month’s Grade II Risen Star at Fair Grounds, Mucho Macho Man is looking to capitalize on his success in the Grade I Louisiana Derby in his final prep before heading to the Kentucky Derby. “We just wanted to pick what we thought was the easiest spot for his last start before […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Is Soldat All That?

The road to the Triple Crown was once a fairly well defined path from a chronological standpoint, the prep races beginning in January in Florida and California, but in recent years the serious work on the road to Louisville and beyond has gotten off to a later start. We won’t see champion 2-year-old and No. […]

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Mucho Macho Man moves to number seven on in graded earnings

Press Release Mucho Macho Man banked $180,000 for his 1 1⁄2-length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds and moved into a tie for seventh position on the Graded Stakes Earnings list that will likely determine the field for Kentucky Derby 137 on Saturday, May 7 at Churchill Downs. The $2 […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Risen Star Coming Up Strong

Trainer Kathy Ritvo decided to send Mucho Macho Man to New Orleans for last Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes to see where the son of Macho Uno stood as a legitimate Triple Crown contender.  He was coming off a disappointing fourth-place finish as the favorite, beaten by the new hotshot Dialed In on Jan. […]

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PDI #18 Mucho Macho Man stamps himself a contender

Press Release Trainer Kathy Ritvo was ebullient during training hours Sunday morning at Fair Grounds, and with good reason. That’s because late Saturday afternoon her sophomore colt Mucho Macho Man, owned by a multiple partnership of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing, had established himself as a legitimate candidate for the Kentucky Derby […]

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