"It takes a very consistent horse, a horse that's improving every race," said Kathy Ritvo, who trains Mucho Macho Man. "You have to improve every race. You can't stay at the same level. You have to step it up each leg."
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"It makes me appreciate every day," she said Thursday. "I don't believe anyone will enjoy this experience any more than me."
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