ATLANTA, Ga. (April 29, 2014) – Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Suwanee, Georgia, is excited to announce that on Thursday, 1st of May, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will proclaim May 1st Mucho Macho Man Day in the state of Georgia. There will be a small press conference at the Capital on Thursday, May 1st at 9:30 am where he will make the proclamation.
Georgia has a long history of producing some of the greatest champions in sports, and Mucho Macho Man, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner, owned by Georgia’s Dean Patti and Reeves’ is the first racehorse in Georgia to receive this honor. Mucho Macho Man’s story epitomizes the hard work, dedication, and teamwork required to become a champion in any professional sport.
In November 2013, facing one of the toughest Breeders’ Cup Classic fields ever assembled, Mucho Macho Man won the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), stamping his name forever in Breeders’ Cup history by holding off a furious charge from his competitors in a photo finish for the ages. His trainer, Kathy Ritvo, became the first women trainer to win one of the most prestigious races in the world.
Mucho Macho Man will retire at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm, home to the four Breeders’ Cup Classic winners, at the conclusion of his racing career.