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    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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