Five-year-old Mucho Macho Man has been sent to Fair Hill Training Center to rest and recover from a virus. Two other horses from his stable have also been sent to Fair Hill. For Mucho Macho Man, this means he will not be defending his previous win in the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap this year.
Mucho Macho Man is owned by ReevesThoroughbreds. He has been in regular training for the Gulfstream Park Handicap scheduled to be run March 9. Unfortunately, his good preparations have been halted for now until he recovers from this virus.
On Mucho Macho Man’s Facebook page (kept up by Patti Reeves), an official release about the horse states that “he will continue to walk and rest for the next couple of days before resuming his training schedule there [Fair Hill]."
Mucho Macho Man is the son of Macho Uno. He has been trained by Kathy Ritvo during his racing career.
The Facebook entry did not identify the stablemates that will accompany the horse to the Elkton, Maryland., training facility.
Mucho Macho Man won the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes and again in 2013 as the 2-5 favorite.
A double millionaire, having earned over $2.3-million, Mucho Macho Man also won the Grade II Risen Star Stakes in 2011 and the Grade II Suburban Handicap in 2012.
At this writing, it is not known who the two stablemates of Mucho Macho Man are that are accompanying him to Fair Hill Training Center.
Source: Blood Horse
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