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Sunday, June 16, 2019
Mucho Gusto won his fourth career graded stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita Park with a comfortable 2 1/4-length score over stablemate Roadster in the $100,000 Affirmed S. (G3)...
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Mucho Gusto cruised to a 3 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Laz Barrera S. (G3) at Santa Anita Park on Saturday afternoon...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Saturday's 144th running of the Preakness S. (G1) drew a field of 13 3-year-olds vying for the second jewel of the Triple Crown...
 
Heck Yeah back to winning ways in Echo Eddie S.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Heck Yeah chalked up his third career stakes win in just five starts on Saturday when he took the $200,000 Echo Eddie S. at Santa Anita Park by 2 1/4-lengths.

Heck Yeah has been very versatile in his young career, winning stakes sprinting on the turf, going two turns on the main track, and now sprinting on the main track after Saturday's win.

Running without blinkers for the first time, Heck Yeah was just off the leader Rewired for the first quarter-mile, then took over the lead and gradually widened his margin the rest of the way, ultimately stopping the timer in 1:17.13 for the 6 1/2-furlongs.

“This never gets old I can tell you that. Bob’s (trainer Bob Baffert) done a great job with him and taking the blinkers off today made a big difference. You could see he was more relaxed and he finished better,” said Michael Pageler, co-owner and breeder.

Robert Baedeker and Dr. Michael Sigband are Heck Yeah's other owners. Winner of the Cal Cup Derby and Cal Cup Turf Sprint earlier this year, Heck Yeah has now won four of five starts and earned $308,000.

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