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Virus sidelines Mucho Macho Man

Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - A mild virus, as reported on Gulfstream Park's website, has sidelined Mucho Macho Man from next week's Gulfstream Park Handicap, a race he won last year.

Trained by Kathy Ritvo, Mucho Macho Man had a disappointing Florida Sunshine Millions in his 2013 debut and was held out of the Donn Handicap on Feb. 9 for more recovery time.

Mucho Macho Man, second to Fort Larned last November in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, was the odds-on favorite in January's Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, but failed to handle the sloppy track and was eased down the stretch by jockey Mike Smith.

02/28 16:55:33 ET


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