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Gary Stevens to Ride Mucho Macho Man in Awesome Again

According to Santa Anita Stable Notes, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man in the Grade 1, Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 28.

Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man is ticketed for a return engagement in the $5 million Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, should all go well in the Awesome Again, a “Win and You’re In” race.

Third in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga in August, Mucho Macho Man is scheduled to work five furlongs at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning on the Santa Anita’s main track, trainer Kathy Ritvo said.

A 5-year-old bay horse by Macho Uno, Mucho Macho Man has a 6-5-6 record from 21 career starts, with earnings of $2,440,410. He was beaten a half-length by Fort Larned in a stirring stretch duel in last year’s Classic at Santa Anita.

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