Racing as a homebred for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, Mucho proved too much for his competition, as he easily broke his maiden at Saratoga and was named a ‘TDN Rising Star’ for his efforts. The result was never in doubt for the Blame colt, as he romped to a 9 ¾ length victory.
Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Mucho was content to track the leaders early on. The 2-year-old colt, who was making just his second career start, then went three-wide through the turn and took command nearing the quarter pole before opening up daylight on his competition. He is trained by Bill Mott.
Mucho, a product of Claiborne/ Dilschneider breeding through and through, is out of the winning Pulpit mare Extent, who also raced as a homebred for Claiborne and Dilschneider and was trained by Mott. In addition to Mucho, Extent is also the dam of graded stakes winner Size, who is by First Samurai.
Blame has sired 21 stakes horses this year. Among his 10 stakes winners are Grade 1 winner Fault, multiple graded stakes winners Marley’s Freedom and Maraud, and graded stakes winners Beyond Blame and Miss Kentucky. Represented by 17 stakes horses in 2017, including French Classic winner Senga, Blame stands at Claiborne.