Pegasus World Cup

Arrogate Owner Juddmonte Purchases Coolmore’s Pegasus Entry

Juddmonte Farms said Thursday it has agreed to buy Coolmore’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup invitational entry. Juddmonte owns 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, who is continuing his preparation for the inaugural Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. All twelve of the $1 million slots for the race were purchased months ago, but not […]

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Jerkens: Clark, Recent Works Will Have Shaman Ghost Ready For Pegasus

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens expressed satisfaction with Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost preparation thus far for a scheduled a start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. The Grade I winner worked a half-mile in 50.50 seconds at Palm Meadows last Sunday. It was Shaman Ghost’s first breeze since finishing […]

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Baffert Mulls San Pasqual Or Rest For Arrogate Before Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Bob Baffert reportedly has not made a decision on whether to give Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate a prep before the Pegasus World Cup or train him up to the race. According to the Daily Racing Form, following a seven-furlong work at Santa Anita Wednesday, Baffert suggested he could point Arrogate to the Grade […]

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McIngvale Reaches To Argentina To Fill Pegasus Slot

James McIngvale first purchased a slot in the starting gate for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 in the hope that his champion sprinter Runhappy could stretch out to nine furlongs. After an unplaced effort in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Runhappy was retired to Claiborne Farm. McIngvale had been searching […]

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Never A ‘Challenge’ As Chrome Shatters Track Record At Los Al

To the cheers of an enthusiastic crowd at Los Alamitos, champion California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza galloped five-wide around the track to easily defeat nine rivals by 12 lengths in the $180,000 Winter Challenge. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit set a new track record for 1 1/16 miles, shattering the old one by […]

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Pegasus Playbook: Reeves Heads To Japan

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, a private racing stable owned by Dean and Patti Reeves of Atlanta, GA., is one of a dozen stakeholders in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest horse race to be run Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. The Reeves, who formed their stable in 2009 with trainer Kathy […]

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Midnight Storm Vs. Arrogate In San Pasqual? D’Amato Has ‘Nothing To Lose’

Trainer Phil D’Amato has versatile multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Storm set to run in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 1 at Santa Anita, which may indicate a possible meeting with Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and California Chrome conqueror Arrogate. Midnight Storm, winner of the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf at […]

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Sticksstatelydude’s Connections ‘Hope For The Best’ In Race Toward Pegasus

On a sun-splashed Friday morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, graded stakes winner Sticksstatelydude turned in a four-furlong work that his connections hope is a step toward a spot in the gate for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. The 3-year-old son of First […]

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‘Fantastic’: Starlight Partners Excited About Pegasus World Cup Prospect Neolithic

Having passed his audition with flying colors, Starlight Racing’s Neolithic has founder and managing partner Jack Wolf excited about the 3-year-old colt’s prospects for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Neolithic rolled to a front-running allowance victory by nine lengths under a hand-ride from jockey […]

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Stanford, Keen Ice Hope To Earn Spot In Pegasus World Cup With A Victory In Harlan’s Holiday

Keen Ice, the only horse to beat American Pharoah during the Triple Crown champion’s historic 2015 Horse of the Year campaign, is scheduled to prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Donegal Racing’s 4-year-old colt, who pulled off a 16-1 upset win over […]

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