MUCHO GUSTO has been retired to a soft tendon injury. The injury was discovered Today after he had a poor performance in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes 10 days ago. The race was his first start after a 10-month layoff. Stallion plans have not yet been decided.
The 5-year-old stallion is a multiple graded stakes winner at ages 2, 3, and 4. He retires with a record of 6-2-2 from 13 starts and $3,953,800 in earnings. He is by MUCHO MACHO MAN and out of ITSAGIANTCAUSEWAY bu GIANT'S CAUSEWAY. He was the first stakes winner for his sire.
Highlights of his career include winning the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes, which he was invited to again this year, as well as a second-place finish in the Haskell in 2019 against MAXIMUM SECURITY. He also finished second in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity. He had four grade 3 wins including the Bob Hope, Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Sunland Park Derby, Lazaro Barrera Stakes, and Affirmed Stakes. He placed third in the Travers and fourth in the 2020 Saudi Cup.
MUCHO GUSTO is owned by HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled and trained by Bob Baffert.