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Nov 08, 2013

Mucho Macho Man future to be determined


Hallandale Beach, FL ( - Breeders' Cup Classic champion Mucho Macho Man returned Wednesday to his Gulfstream Park barn after his plane flight from California.

"He looks great," said trainer Kathy Ritvo. "He's the man. I think he knows he won, just the way he walked back after the race. He's a smart horse."

Owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, the 5-year-old horse held on Saturday night to defeat Will Take Charge by a nose in the $5 million Classic at Santa Anita Park. The horse, second to Fort Larned in last year's race, was ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.

Mucho Macho Man will make an appearance Saturday at Gulfstream Park where he will parade during the inaugural running of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day Championships.

Mucho Macho Man's future is still to be decided.

"We're going to let him get settled in this week then start talking," Ritvo said. "He might go back in a couple days (to the track), as long as he's not too tired."

The 5-year-old has earned $5,340,410 with eight wins in 23 career starts.

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