Mucho Macho Man (foaled 2008) is a retired American Thoroughbred
racehorse who won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic. Named after the
Village People song "Macho Man", he was owned for most of his racing
career by Dean and Patti Reeves of Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, and
trained by Kathy Ritvo. Born late in the year for a Thoroughbred foal,
as a growing two- and three-year-old he had to compete against horses
that were several months older. In 2011, he competed in all three Triple
Crown races, finishing third in the Kentucky Derby. After surgery in
2011 to address a breathing problem, he came back and won three graded
stakes races and finished a close second in the 2012 Breeders' Cup
Classic. Winning that race in 2013 (pictured with jockey Gary Stevens),
combined with the compelling human-interest stories surrounding the
horse and the people who worked with him, earned him the Secretariat Vox
Populi Award and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of
the Year. Mucho Macho Man won another race in January 2014 and was
retired in July due to "wear and tear", but essentially sound. He now
lives at Adena Springs where he will stand at stud.
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Stanford University, founded by railroad magnate and California
Governor Leland Stanford and his wife Jane on their former farm lands in
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A large bomb destroyed the Los Angeles Times building in Los
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Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong proclaimed the
establishment of the People's Republic of China.
The Tōkaidō Shinkansen, the first Shinkansen line of high-
speed railways in Japan, opened for service.
New Zealand's Resource Management Act came into effect,
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and water, to ensure their sustainable use.
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