Pegasus World Cup

Pegasus World Cup: Smith ‘Very Blessed’ For Opportunity To Ride In World’s Richest Race

As the world’s richest horse race nears its inaugural running, it seems only fitting that the world’s best big-money rider would not only be involved, but have a major say in its outcome. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be aboard Arrogate in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream […]

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Pegasus World Cup: ‘Horseless Horseman’ Schafer Taking A Shot With War Story

Horse of the Year California Chrome and champion 3-year-old colt Arrogate have understandably drawn most of the attention heading into Saturday’s rich $12 million Pegasus World Cup. Although many of the other 10 entrants may be considered outsiders, that certainly hasn’t dampened the excitement of the owners of those horses. One such person is Dan Schafer, who was one of […]

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Pegasus World Cup: Arrogate Gets First Look At Gulfstream Park

Less than 15 hours after arriving in South Florida for his 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), Juddmonte Farms’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate got his first look at Gulfstream Park’s main track Wednesday morning. The newly crowned champion 3-year-old male of 2016 stepped on the track at 7:53 […]

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Pick The Pegasus: Keep OTTBs Warm With Charity Contest

In conjunction with Horseware Ireland®, the Paulick Report is pleased to announce “Pick The Pegasus: Keep OTTBs Warm With Charity Contest,” a free online game based on the results of the inaugural $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational to be run at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Jan. 28. The contest will benefit an aftercare charity accredited by […]

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Arrogate Arrives At Gulfstream For Pegasus World Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday afternoon and settled in for his rematch with Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Saturday. Arrogate, accompanied by fellow Pegasus runners Semper Fortis and War Envoy, was flown from California to Palm Beach International Airport. They completed their journey […]

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Baffert Recalls First ‘Fairytale Race’ At Gulfstream Park

Now the most recognizable person in racing, Bob Baffert was a low-profile trainer still fairly new to Thoroughbred racing when he made his debut at Gulfstream Park at the 1992 Breeders’ Cup. While Baffert’s trademark white hair was already in full bloom, much has changed since he picked up his first Grade 1 victory in […]

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Arrogate, California Chrome To Bookend Field In Pegasus World Cup

The $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) will be inaugurated Saturday at Gulfstream Park with the distinction of providing a stage for the most highly anticipated high-stakes showdown in Thoroughbred racing history. The world’s richest horse race, for which 12 stakeholders each put up $1 million to participate, will provide two-time Horse of the […]

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‘Match Made In Heaven’: Gladney Perfect Partner For California Chrome

The first time Dihigi Gladney swung his right leg over California Chrome’s back, eased his seat in the saddle, and slipped his boots into the stirrups, the exercise rider wasn’t at all prepared for what he would feel next. “This horse was like a beast,” Gladney exclaimed recently when he recalled their first moment as […]

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Semper Fortis To Represent Reddam-O’Neill In Pegasus World Cup

Reddam Racing, which had planned on running G1 winner Ralis in the Pegasus World Cup, will instead enter stakes-placed Semper Fortis in the $12 million race. In an interview Sunday with the BloodHorse, trainer Doug O’Neill said that the decision to make the change came after both colts worked in company Saturday at Santa Anita. O’Neill said […]

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Eragon ‘A Little Stronger’ In Final Work For Pegasus World Cup

On Sunday, Argentinian Group 1 winner Eragon recorded his final work prior to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. The recent James McIngvale purchase worked at Gulfstream Park, covering five furlongs in 1:02.34 under Edgar Prado, according to the Daily Racing Form. “I thought today’s work was better than last week. […]

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