Hallandale Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - An agreement has been reached for Adena Springs Farm to become a part owner of Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man. The 6-year-old's primary owner has been Reeves Thoroughbred Racing.
The agreement is effective immediately and is for racing and breeding purposes.
"It's a homecoming of sorts," Adena Springs owner Frank Stronach stated. "Our program bred Ponche De Leona to Macho Uno, before selling her with Mucho Macho Man in utero. Mucho Macho Man is not only a beautiful animal, but an incredible runner, who has already won or placed in 16 major stakes races, including the Kentucky Derby (G1) and two Breeders' Cup Classics (G1). There are not many stallion prospects anywhere in the world that can hold their top form from two through six like he has. I look forward to his races this year, and subsequent retirement to Adena Springs."
Mucho Macho Man will continue to campaign in the colors of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and will make his next start March 8 in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
"Patti and I are happy that we reached the agreement with Frank," Dean Reeves said speaking for his wife as well. "Mr. Stronach has a great organization that will give Mucho Macho Man every chance to succeed as a stallion. But first and foremost we look forward to Mucho Macho Man starting in the upcoming Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 8th, and his 2014 campaign in defense of his Breeders' Cup Classic win."
Trained by Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man won the Sunshine Classic at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 18 by 14 lengths one year after failing to finish the race. That was his first start since winning the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.
The 6-year-old has earned $5.58 million in 24 starts with nine victories.