Free 'Macho Man' T-Shirts to First 2,000 Fans Who Purchase a Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Mucho Macho Man, the popular winner of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), will be paraded Saturday, Nov. 9 at Gulfstream Park during the inaugural running of the $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day.
Mucho Macho Man, who has wintered at Gulfstream the past three years and won the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic and Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2), was scheduled to arrive Wednesday from California, where he won the Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday by a nose.
Mucho Macho Man will be brought to the saddling enclosure and walking ring with the horses entered in the $150,000 Classic Preview race at approximately 2:30 p.m. Fans will be able to take pictures of the Horse of the Year candidate while he circles the walking ring.
The first 2,000 fans who purchase a Gulfstream Park program will receive a free Mucho Macho Man t-shirt while supplies last.
Mucho Macho Man, born in 2008 in Florida, will appear on a day Gulfstream will highlight Florida-bred Thoroughbreds. The $1 million Sunshine Millions Preview Day will be restricted to Thoroughbreds born in Florida. Four of the races will highlight 2-year-olds and future stars of the sport.
Owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and trained by Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man has become a fan favorite in part due to Ritvo, who has served as an inspiration to millions around the world after successfully undergoing a heart transplant in November 2008.
Third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1), Mucho Macho Man has garnered a large fan base, including the Village People, who recorded the hit 'Macho Man,' and more than 7,500 Facebook followers.
GULFSTREAM PARK is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets.The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.457.6451.