Pegasus World Cup

California Chrome: Sherman To Focus On ‘Fundamental’ Schooling Before Pegasus

Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year. “I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a […]

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Gun Runner’s Connections Opt Out Of Pegasus World Cup Consideration

It was announced early last week that Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner was a candidate for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, when owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm made a deal with Pegasus slot-holder Mick Ruis. That deal was contingent upon lifting of the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds, […]

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Shaman Ghost ‘Willing’ In Half-Mile Breeze At Palm Meadows

The Stronach Stables-owned Shaman Ghost sped solo through a half-mile work in a bullet 47.70 at the Palm Meadows Training Center Sunday as he continues his preparations for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. With regular exercise rider Kelvin Pahal in the irons. Shaman Ghost galloped out five […]

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Arrogate ‘Impressive’ In Final Pegasus Work Over Wet-Fast Track

On Saturday Arrogate had his final breeze before the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, following the pattern of his last few works to breeze six furlongs with stablemate Uninvited. With all the rain that has fallen in Southern California, the Santa Anita surface was listed as “wet fast” and was sealed, […]

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Prayer For Relief, Keen Ice: Several Pegasus Contenders Record Final Workouts

Several contenders for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park worked Saturday throughout South Florida Zayat Stables’ Prayer for Relief had his final breeze, covering five furlongs in 1:00.81 at Gulfstream. Trainer Dale Romans said he was happy with that he saw as the 9-year-old worked from the half-mile […]

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Sherman: California Chrome Ready After ‘Sensational’ Final Workout

In what was the final breeze of his storied  career on the racetrack, California Chrome worked Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his swan song, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. California Chrome, with regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney in the saddle, stepped onto the track at precisely 7:32, […]

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Gun Runner: Gulfstream Officials Working On Details To Allow Horse From Fair Grounds

Though the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds is scheduled to begin phasing out on Jan. 21, officials at Gulfstream Park will still have a lot of work to do in order to allow Gun Runner to ship in for the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. According to […]

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Jockeys’ Guild, Pegasus Reach Compensation, Sponsorship Agreements

The Pegasus Group and Jockeys’ Guild announced today they have reached an agreement on minimal jockey compensation and jockey sponsorships for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Jan. 28. The 1 1/8 mile Pegasus – the world’s richest and most unique horse race – has attracted a star-studded cast […]

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‘It’s Been A Hell Of A Ride’: Sherman Reflects On Remarkable Journey With Chrome

Trainer Art Sherman was reunited with his star California Chrome before dawn Friday morning and needed just one word – “fantastic” – to describe how the horse looked a week before his career finale in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. California Chrome was shipped to Florida on January 6 and […]

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Gun Runner Deal Struck For Pegasus World Cup; Contingent On End Of Fair Grounds Quarantine

A deal has been struck for Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner to be in the starting gate for the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28. Ron Winchell, who co-owns the 4-year-old Candy Ride colt with Three Chimneys Farm, announced on […]

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