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Mucho Gusto (Outside) and McKale Worked at Santa Anita Park on February 16th, 2020 01:10
Mucho Gusto (Outside) and McKale worked at Santa Anita Park on February 16th, 2020, for trainer Bob Baffert.
Bob Baffert Gives His Reaction to Mucho Gusto's Impressive Win in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park 02:25
Bob Baffert stayed at home to watch Mucho Gusto's impressive win in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Zoe Cadman caught up with the Hall of Fame trainer to get his reaction.
Side-By-Side Analysis of Works From Mucho Gusto and Bodexpress Heading Into the Pegasus World Cup on January 25th, 2020 03:57
Jeff Siegel and Zoe Cadman compare past and present works from Mucho Gusto and Bodexpress side-by-side to gauge how each runner is coming into the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. They also analysis the chances of Steve Asmussen's Tenfold.
Mucho Gusto Hit the Track at Gulfstream Park on January 24th, 2020 02:00
Mucho Gusto hit the track at Gulfstream Park on January 24th, 2020 for trainer Bob Baffert. He is now the morning line favorite for the Pegasus World Cup.
Mucho Gusto Galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 23rd, 2020 03:07
Mucho Gusto galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 23rd, 2020, for trainer Bob Baffert. Mucho Gusto will make his next start in the Pegasus World Cup presented by Runhappy.
Bob Baffert Talks About Mucho Gusto Ahead of the Pegasus World Cup 02:06
Zoe Cadman catches up with Bob Baffert as he gives us insight into the decision to run Mucho Gusto in the Pegasus World Cup off a layoff and the choice to use Irad Ortiz Jr.
Mucho Gusto Worked 6 Furlongs in 1:11.60 at Santa Anita Park on January 16th, 2020 01:45
Multiple graded stakes winner Mucho Gusto worked 6 Furlongs in 1:11.60 at Santa Anita Park on January 16th, 2020, for trainer Bob Baffert.
Mucho Gusto (Outside) and Speed Pass Worked at Santa Anita Park on January 10th, 2020 01:37
Mucho Gusto (outside) and Speed Pass worked at Santa Anita Park on January 10th, 2020, for trainer Bob Baffert.
Speed Pass (Outside) and Mucho Gusto Worked 5 Furlongs at Santa Anita Park on January 4th, 2020 01:37
Speed Pass (outside) and Mucho Gusto worked 5 Furlongs at Santa Anita Park on January 4th, 2020, for trainer Bob Baffert.
Mucho Gusto (Outside) and Heck Yeah Worked 5 Furlongs at Santa Anita Park on December 29th, 2019 01:08
Mucho Gusto (outside) and Heck Yeah worked 5 Furlongs at Santa Anita Park on December 29th, 2019, for trainer Bob Baffert.


Mucho Gusto, Midnight Bisou, Maximum Security and McKinzie are ranked 1-2-3-4 in this week’s first National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2020. And these four outstanding equine athletes are scheduled to clash on Feb. 29 in the richest race on the planet, the new $20 million Saudi Cup. The results for this […]

Now that the calendars have been flipped over to July, it’s time for my list of the Top 10 performances by a Thoroughbred in the United States during the first half of 2020. When there were just a handful of tracks conducting live racing for several weeks earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

As a result of Tiz the Law’s emphatic triumph in last Saturday’s 152nd running of the Grade I Belmont Stakes, he solidified his position atop this week’s NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Poll. It was nearly unanimous. I think it should have been unanimous. Tiz the Law received 28 first-place votes last week, while Honor A.P. garnered […]

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Not only that, it would have been my father’s 91st birthday if he had not passed away on June 1, 2017. I miss my dad so much. I do. My dad loved horse racing. He also loved baseball, basketball and football. But horse racing was his favorite sport. His love […]

Many, as expected, perceived last Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby as a two-horse race between 1-2 favorite and 2-1 second betting choice Honor A.P.   What happened? They did indeed run one-two.   In Santa Anita’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 7, Authentic won by 2 1/4 lengths. […]

Is this Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby a two-horse race between Authentic and Honor A.P.? Many no doubt are going to see it that way. But viewing a race that way sometimes can backfire. CAUTION: There are times when neither horse wins what many perceive to be a two-horse race. One need only go […]

The field is taking shape for the 1 1/8-mile Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 20, which for the first time will kick off this country’s Triple Crown series. The 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby then will be held at Churchill Downs on Sept. 5. It will be followed by the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes […]

If a horse sweeps the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes this year, will the horse be a Triple Crown winner who deserves an asterisk? That question is being pondered now that we know the Triple Crown is going to be radically different this year. The three-race series has been forced to undergo a […]

In light of the recent announcement that Wise Dan has been elected to the Hall of Fame, this seems a good time to revisit my list of the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th and 21st Centuries to have raced in North America. Wise Dan is on the list. My Top 100, which is updated […]

As a consequence of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, having fun these days has become quite a challenge. But trainer Bob Baffert is one person who did have some fun last Saturday. Watching on television at his Southern California home not far from Santa Anita, Baffert was understandably elated as to what happened in the two […]

Bob Baffert no doubt hopes it goes better for him at Oaklawn Park this Saturday than it did in last year’s Rebel Stakes. When the 2019 Rebel attracted 19 entries, Oaklawn split the race into two divisions. Baffert sent out the odds-on favorite in each division. They both narrowly lost, causing their Hall of Fame […]

The 2020 Kentucky Derby originally was scheduled to be held on May 2. But due to the insidious coronavirus that has wreaked havoc on millions of lives, this year’s Run for the Roses has been shifted to Sept. 5. The Arkansas Derby initially was to have been run on April 11. But after the May […]

As a California resident, I have been one of the 39 million or so in the Golden State mandated to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic in an order issued last Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. As this health crisis wreaks more and more havoc on our lives, it’s becoming harder and harder […]

The Kentucky Derby, this country’s most famous horse race, has been held on the first Saturday in May for decades. It had been scheduled to be run this year on May 2. But as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs has been shifted to […]

Can you imagine how long the line would be if Maximum Security were to show up in a $16,000 claiming race now? That sure would be a sight to see. The line probably would stretch for furlong after furlong. Maximum Security could have been claimed for just $16,000 at Gulfstream Park when he made his […]

Spanning the Globe Those of a certain age can recall hearing venerable sportscaster Jim McKay’s dramatic weekly voiceover, “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports…the thrill of victory…and the agony of defeat…the human drama of athletic competition. This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports.” It’s doubtful that this weekend’s Thoroughbred events […]

A.P. Indy, a Horse of the Year on the track and one of the all-time great sires off the track, died at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky last Friday from what was said to have been the infirmities of old age. He was 31. Lane’s End issued the following statement: “A.P. Indy passed away peacefully […]

“It reminded me of a lot of Winning Colors, to be honest with you.” Gary Stevens said that about Venetian Harbor during the America’s Day at the Races telecast on Fox Sports 2 last Saturday after the filly’s brilliant performance in Santa Anita’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes. Host Greg Wolf had a look of […]

Making amends for his defeat as a 3-5 favorite in his final start as a 2-year-old, Tiz the Law proved a punctual 13-10 favorite in Gulfstream Park’s Grade III Holy Bull Stakes last Saturday while making his 3-year-old debut. Off his sparkling Holy Bull victory, Tiz the Law moves all the way up to the […]

The 2020 Pegasus, fourth renewal of the event, struggled through early rounds while taking several potent jabs to the face. First, in a single, delayed announcement, the race’s purse was reduced from $7 million to $3 million and hopefuls were informed that starters in both the Pegasus World Cup Turf and Pegasus World Cup Invitational […]