Cherwa: Want To ‘Fix’ The Pegasus World Cup? Move It To Santa Anita

by | 01.11.2018 | 11:12am
Frank Stronach's vision for the Pegasus World Cup came through for a 2nd straight year

The second running of the $16 million, G1 Pegasus World Cup will take place at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27.

As of today, there are nine horses confirmed for the race, led by Breeders' Cup Classic winner and leading Horse of the Year candidate, Gun Runner. There are some that believe that this year's race, even with a purse of $16 million, lacks the star power of 2017, when California Chrome and Arrogate squared off.

In his latest column for Racing!/Los Angeles Times, reporter John Cherwa believes that he has the remedy for the race's “lack of luster” – move the race west, to Santa Anita. Cherwa says that one of the reasons Gulfstream Park is not a good location for the Pegasus is the “short run to the first turn.”

“Let's move it to a track where every horse gets a fair chance, regardless of post position,” Cherwa writes.

“Let's move it to a track that can hold more than a handful of rich guys and give the race to the people.”

Read more in the L.A. Times

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