Formed in 2009, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing is Owned by Dean and his wife, Patti. Dean, from Atlanta, Ga., became interested in horse racing as a young adult spawned by his first visit to the Kentucky Derby in 1976.
The Reeves are best known for purchasing a majority interest in graded stakes winner Mucho Macho Man, who finished third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
The Reeves kept him in training after the 2011 Triple Crown races and Mucho Macho Man rewarded them with several majot stakes wins and a runner-up finish in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. But a Grade 1 win proved elusive.
The following year Mucho Macho Man finally got his first career Grade 1 win in the Awesome Again Stakes, a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic. In the Classic, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Mucho Macho Man to the lead in the stretch and the duo held off fast-closing Will Take Charge to win the $5 million race.