Sport: Gold Plater

U.S. railbirds, thumbing their racing forms this winter, will look in vain for Mucho Gusto, a name that has brought "much pleasure" to millions of them. After ten years of campaigning, the grand old trouper, fondly known as Gus the Bus, has retired to the Kentucky farm of his owner, Mrs. Kirby Ramsey.

Mucho Gusto was no Whirlaway. But he will long be remembered as one of the truly remarkable thoroughbreds of the U.S. turf. Son of a castoff mare named Sweetheart Time and a stallion that had been sold without pedigree at the Lexington stockyards, he was reared in a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!