Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Arrogate Vs. Four In San Pasqual

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, a leading contender for Horse of the Year along with California Chrome, is scheduled to kick off his 4-year-old campaign in the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita on New Year’s Day. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert made the decision after the gray son of Unbridled’s Song owned […]

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Report: Santa Anita Could Host 2018 Pegasus World Cup

The inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park – expected to feature a rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate – is just one month away, but officials with The Stronach Group already are talking about the 2018 edition and beyond. Mike Rogers, president of the company’s racing division, told Thoroughbred Daily […]

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Baffert Confirms Arrogate For San Pasqual Jan. 1

After a six-furlong workout in 1:12.20 on Tuesday, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Arrogate would next appear in Sunday’s G2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, according to the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song will use the 1 1/16 mile contest to prepare for the Pegasus World […]

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Frankels, Crawford Partner To Enter Keen Ice In Pegasus

Pegasus gate owners Jerry and Ronnie Frankel and Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing announced today that they have signed an agreement to run Keen Ice in the 2017 Pegasus World Cup. “Everyone knows that California Chrome and Arrogate are in a league by themselves but we believed from day one that Keen Ice was the […]

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Sticksstatelydude No Longer Under Pegasus Consideration

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the Daily Racing Form that Sticksstatelydude, under consideration for the Pegasus World Cup after his win in the G3 Discovery Stakes, has been sidelined and will get some time off. “He had some little issues coming out of the work that we just weren’t happy with, so we decided to send […]

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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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