Mucho Macho Man trainer receives heart transplant, becomes spokesperson

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Posted on April 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 22 at 6:00 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - It is a derby story with a lot of heart: Trainer Kathy Ritvo is at Churchill Downs with her contender Mucho Macho Man.
 

For a trainer, getting to the Derby is always a long shot but Ritvo herself is something of a long shot, a real miracle.

A heart transplant saved her life, and now she will be a spokesperson for organ donation.

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