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Pegasus Winner Mucho Gusto ‘The Gift Who Keeps On Giving’

Everyone whose hands have touched Mucho Gusto, 4 ½-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational, were smiling in the wake of the Mucho Macho Man colt’s performance in the $3-million race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. And a lot of people have had a hand in the success of Mucho […]

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‘He’s Got A Lot Of Speed’: Baffert Seeks Second Pegasus Victory With ‘Quick’ Mucho Gusto

Bob Baffert returns to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy after a one-year absence Saturday with Mucho Gusto, a 4-year-old colt whose strong workout last week convinced the Hall of Fame trainer that he is ready for prime time. Baffert won the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup in 2017 with […]

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Mucho Gusto ‘Punched His Own Ticket’ To Travers With ‘Really Strong’ Work At Del Mar

Bob Baffert will have a horse in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, after all. The Hall of Fame trainer said Monday that Mucho Gusto, runner-up in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 20, will run in the Travers on Saturday at Saratoga. “He came out of the Haskell really well, and he breezed […]

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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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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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Mor Spirit Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Mor Spirit, who’s best known for his dominant victory in the 2017 Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, has been retired and will stand stud in 2019 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Mor Spirit is the newest stallion to be offered through Spendthrift’s renowned Share The Upside program. His […]

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$1.2-Million Colt By Medaglia D’Oro Top Price At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

For the fourth consecutive year, it was a seven-figure juvenile that topped Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Md. The sale topper came towards the end of the second session on Tuesday. Hip 565, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro, lit up the board to the tune of $1,200,000. Dennis O’Neill purchased the top-priced […]

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Mor Spirit Vuela En La Milla Del Metropolitan Handicap

La invasión californiana de Bob Baffert y Mike Smith el pasado sábado 10 en Belmont fue indetenible. La exitosa yunta añadió otro triunfo a su tarde de gloria en Belmont Park gracias a Mor Spirit y su contundente demostración en el Metroplitan Handicap (G1, $1,200,000), una de las carreras más esperadas dentro del Festival Hípico […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Cashes With Mor Spirit In Essex Handicap

Michael Lund Petersen’s Mor Spirit was the more than two-length victor of Saturday’s $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park, piloted to the winner’s circle by none other than Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the heavily favored 4-year-old son of Eskendereya covered 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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