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Mula Gula

Mula Gula press release

Old Frankfort gets Mula Gula (5/27/02)


Multiple graded stakes winner Mula Gula (Lil E. Tee-Night Tan, by Ascot Knight), 1999 Northern California Horse of the Year, goes back into training.

Mula Gula has returned to the shedrow of Jerry Hollendorfer, having covered a full book of mares in his initial season at stud in 2001 while a minor tendon injury healed. Mula Gula was vanned from Ron and Nina Hagen's El Dorado Farms in Enumclaw, Washington to Hollendorfer's barn at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California, arriving on Tuesday, July 24, 2001. Leading trainer Hollendorfer will put Mula Gula into serious training for the colt's bid to make a successful return to competitive racing. Connections are pointing the five-year-old towards this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship, to be run at Belmont Park in New York on October 27.

Mula Gula, a stakes winner of $684,070 by Kentucky Derby winner Lil E. Tee, stamped himself as one of the top horses in the country in 1999-2000 with his victories in the Oak Tree Derby (G2) at Santa Anita Park, defeating Grade 1 winners Manndar and Super Quercus, and in the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Derby (G3), during which he set a new course record of 1:45.34, running the final 1/8th in under 10 seconds. He showed his versatility on dirt when running 2nd by a short head in the 7 furlong winnercomm Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs on Derby Day in his first start in 2000.

Mula Gula ran second in the Washington Park Handicap (G2) at Arlington Park and finished with a strong third in the $2 million Arlington Million (G1). He showed uncanny ability on both dirt and turf and earned respect across the country for his heart and good looks. For more information on Mula Gula, please go to

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