Mucho Macho Man

In Quest For Ninth Haskell, Baffert Swinging At Fences With Mucho Gusto

When Bob Baffert looks to extend his record for victories in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational to nine on July 20, the Hall of Fame trainer will likely do so in an unfamiliar position. Six of his previous eight Haskell winners have gone off as the favorite in Monmouth Park’s signature race (Bayern in 2014 […]

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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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Mucho Gusto Proves Deserving Favorite In Laz Barrera

Breaking from the rail for the third time in his six-race career, Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto took serious early pressure but dictated terms throughout, shaking off his pursuers a furlong from home en route to a handy 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe […]

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Mucho Gusto, Sparky Ville To Square Off In Saturday’s Lazaro Barrera

Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto and Jeff Bonde’s Sparky Ville headline the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at seven furlongs this Saturday at Santa Anita. The Barrera, which is restricted to 3-year-olds, has attracted a field of six. A disappointing third as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade III Sunland Park Derby March 24, Mucho […]

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‘All Systems Go’ For Fountain Of Youth Hero Code Of Honor

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported Sunday morning that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance […]

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Weekend Lineup: Baffert Trainees In Search Of Derby, Oaks Points

With 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby on offer, Saturday’s Sham Stakes drew a field of seven newly-turned 3-year-old colts trying to take their first step toward the roses. Trainer Bob Baffert will send out a pair in the Santa Anita feature, including the highly-touted Coliseum who is the even-money favorite on […]

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Code Of Honor To Kick Off 2019 Campaign In Mucho Macho Man

William S. Farish’s Code of Honor is prominent among 22 nominations for the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5. The Shug McGaughey-trained son of Noble Mission, who was scratched out of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs after spiking a fever on the morning of the race, has […]

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Baffert Trainee Mucho Gusto Workmanlike In Bob Hope Win

Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The flashy chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man, a $625,000 sale purchase who races out of the powerful barn […]

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Ghostzapper Tops Adena Springs’ 2019 Fees At $85,000

Adena Springs Kentucky has set its 2019 stallion roster and fees, headlined by Ghostzapper who will remain at a fee of $85,000 S&N for the upcoming breeding season. The roster is also highlighted by the arrival of multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost, a champion son of Ghostzapper, who is relocating from California to Kentucky. […]

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Substantial Gains Continue On Day 11 Of Keeneland September Sale

A filly by Mucho Macho Man sold for $170,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which realized another session of tremendous growth in gross, average and median. Keeneland sold 287 yearlings Friday for a total of $5,313,000, a 151.57 percent increase from the 11th session last year when 159 horses brought $2,111,900. The average of $18,512 […]

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