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The Pegasus statue at Gulfstream Park
12 For $12 Million: Field Finalized For Pegasus World Cup

On Monday, Jan. 16, the final two slots for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational were filled, just 12 days before the race is scheduled to be run at Gulfstream Park. The brainchild of Frank Stronach, the Pegasus contest truly began when the race was first announced in January of last year. Details […]

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Arrogate breezing at Santa Anita on Jan. 15
Baffert: Arrogate ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ Breeze On Sunday

Despite curve balls thrown at him by the weatherman, Arrogate remains sitting on a fastball as he awaits a rematch with the People’s Horse, California Chrome, in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Arrogate, who defeated California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. […]

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California Chrome breezes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14
California Chrome, Eragon Exit Sunday Works In Good Order

Sunday dawned a quiet morning for megastar California Chrome, the day after his five-furlong workout in 1:00 3/5 for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman walked the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the shedrow before sunrise on Sunday. Sherman left shortly thereafter for a day […]

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California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza
Espinoza On Chrome: ‘I’m Not Going To Ride Him Again Like That’

Jockey Victor Espinoza has faced heavy criticism for the defeat of California Chrome in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, as many fans watching the race complained that he had ridden the horse with too much confidence. Espinoza told thoroughbredracing.com that he does not plan on making the same mistake twice when he and the 6-year-old […]

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California Chrome breezes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14
‘Chrome Community’ Shows Up To Watch First Breeze At Gulfstream

California Chrome attracted a crowd for his first workout over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday morning, when racing’s most enduring star breezed five furlongs in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. With fans and horsemen lining the rails on the grandstand apron and backstretch, the 2014 Kentucky Derby and […]

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As expected, California Chrome, racing's richest  thoroughbred, ,and jockey Victory Espinoza  dust the field in $180,000 The Winter Challenge in track record time (1:40.03) before his home track  (and thousands of other) fans at Los Alamitos Race Course
Zoom-Zoom: California Chrome Earns Highest Equibase Speed Figure Of 2016

Equibase today released the final lists of the top Equibase Speed Figures earned in each racing division during 2016. The lists for current and past years are available through the North American Racing Leaders section of equibase.com. California Chrome earned the top figure of the year – a 132 for his 12-length romp in the […]

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Arrogate received special permission to jog over Santa Anita's muddy main track on Saturday morning
Baffert: Arrogate’s Post Position Draw In Pegasus ‘Very Important’

The inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup is still a few weeks away, but trainer Bob Baffert is already thinking about the post position draw. In a race in which his star 4-year-old Arrogate will face a rematch with California Chrome, Baffert is hoping to draw one of the innermost stalls in […]

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10 of the last 13 winners of the Golden Slipper juvenile race were sold at Magic Millions
Bloodlines: Magic Millions Formula A Proven Success In Australia

The Magic Millions is a fascinating concept. And dead simple. One of the horses in this sale is going to win a race worth $1 million. As a means of selling horses and promoting racing, the Magic Millions has come a long way since its inception in 1986. From that first catalog came the following […]

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California Chrome jogs a Gulfstream Park
California Chrome ‘Feeling Really Good’ During Early Morning Jog At Gulfstream

On an unseasonably cold morning in South Florida, Pegasus World Cup contender California Chrome paid his first visit to the Gulfstream Park track on Sunday, marking it with a spirited jog that suggested he was eager to do much more. With his regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney aboard, California Chrome, who arrived at Gulfstream Park […]

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Arrogate received special permission to jog over Santa Anita's muddy main track on Saturday morning
Arrogate’s Pegasus Entry May Be In Jeopardy Due To Rainy California Weather

Bob Baffert hopes to work Arrogate Sunday if the weatherman cooperates and track conditions at Santa Anita are suitable. The Hall of Fame trainer plans to run the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and finalist for Horse of the Year honors in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, but […]

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