Mucho Macho Man

14 Take Aim At Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks; Mucho Unusual Faces East Coast Duo

Mucho Unusual, a change-of-tactics last-to-first winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 San Clemente Stakes on July 20, will be facing her stiffest competition in the biggest field of her career in Saturday’s  $300,000 Del Mar Oaks presented by The Jockey Club at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The second Grade 1, […]

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Mucho Unusual Circles Field In San Clemente

Last of the 10 sophomore fillies in the clubhouse turn of Saturday’s G2 San Clemente Stakes, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual was able to circle the field in time to hit the wire first under jockey Joel Rosario. The daughter of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Timothy Yakteen, covered a mile over Del Mar’s firm […]

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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, 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 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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