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Mucho Macho Man Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic

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Gary Stevens reacts atop Much Macho Man after winning the Classic during the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Gary Stevens reacts atop Much Macho Man after winning the Classic during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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ARCADIA (CBS/AP) — Mucho Macho Man won the $5 million Classic by a nose a year after finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup race.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Mucho Macho Man ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.72 and paid $10, $4.60 and $3.60 on Saturday at Santa Anita.

Kathy Ritvo became the first female trainer to win North America’s richest race. The 50-year-old Stevens closed out his comeback year that began in January with a sweep of the two biggest races at the two-day world championships. He won the $2 million Distaff with Beholder on Friday.

Will Take Charge returned $7.20 and $4.80, while Declaration of War was another head back in third and paid $4.80 to show.

Game On Dude, the 8-5 favorite, finished ninth on his home track. Fort Larned failed to defend the title he won last year.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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