Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey III is an American Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer.McGaughey began working as a trainer in 1979 and to date has won more than 240 graded stakes races with a rate of over 21% of the horses he has trained being winners.
In 1988, McGaughey won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in the United States. Among his many wins, he has captured the Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Travers Stakes three times each and won the 1989 Belmont Stakes with Hall of Fame Champion Easy Goer as well as the 2013 Kentucky Derby with Orb. McGaughey’s nine Breeders’ Cup victories ranks second to D. Wayne Lukas. Among the other horses he has trained are back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Lure and Hall of Famer Personal Ensign. McGaughey has accomplished the rare trifecta of training a Breeders’ Cup winner, her daughter, and her granddaughter in the troika of Personal Ensign, My Flag and Storm Flag Flying. In 2013 he won his first Kentucky Derby with Orb.
In 2004, McGaughey was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
SHUG’S ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER BOASTS OVER 53% OF THE HORSES HE HAS TRAINED BEING IN THE MONEY! HE HAS WON OVER 240 GRADED STAKES SANDS HAS WON EVERY MAJOR STAKES RACE IN THE USA.
HIS USE OF OUR PRODUCT ON HIS QUALITY STOCK IS A TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE RESULTS THAT WE GUARANTEE.
“Based on Finish Line’s recommendation, I decided to try Performance Builder™ on a couple of horses, I’ve since put all my horses on it, I like what I see” – Shug McGaughey, Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Trainer and Eclipse Award Winner