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"People go a lifetime to find a horse like this."
                 ~Steve Gula, owner

 

Mula Gula is a horse who has by any stretch of the imagination defied the odds. This unlikely tale of success began more than thirty years ago, when Ben Gula began to dabble in Thoroughbred horse racing. The racehorses he owned led his son Steve to conclude that the Sport of Kings was best left for those looking for a tax write-off.

Steve Gula, a native of Washington state, was acquainted with local bloodstock agent Dana Halvorson, who approached him with the offer to buy a horse on his behalf, suggesting Gula set aside a budget of $50,000 for the purchase. Gula was hesitant to become involved in a losing venture but, reluctant to turn Halvorson down, authorized a budget of about half that amount. Gula believed that with a lower dollar figure he would not hear back from Halvorson.  Read more...

 

 

Photo Highlights

Churchill Downs :: Grandstand view at Churchill Downs with the iconic twin spires in the background. Fancy Hat! :: A woman shows off her beautiful hat in the Jockey Club Suites at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs :: A rooftop evening shot of the twin spires. Colt :: Bryan Daniel, Colt, and Bryan Gula. Barn Stall :: Mula Gula's barn stall sign at the Old Frankfort Stud in Lexington, KY. Another sunny day :: Bryan Gula and Mula Gula spending time outdoors. Kind of a big deal :: Shannon Jackson, Bryan Gula, Kenny Mayne - ESPN Sports Broadcaster, and Christine Baudier Blazing Saddles! :: Dick Van Patten, Bryan Gula, Mel Brooks and Steven Gula at Hollywood Park. Kentucky Derby - 2011 :: Al Roker, NBC Today Show Weatherman on the backstretch at Churchill Downs.

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If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7th, he will be the first Triple Crown champion in 36 years.
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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale starts on Monday, April 7th.
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Mula Gula won the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Derby at Bay Meadows on September 25, 1999
and set a new course record.
Wikipedia record.

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Mula Gula won the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby
at Santa Anita Park on October 23, 1999.
Wikipedia record.

Mula Gula won the Oceanside Stakes at the
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 22, 1999.
Web record.