Pegasus World Cup

UFC Champ Conor McGregor Brings His Game To Promote Pegasus World Cup

It looks like champions stick together. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate were joined by UFC champion Conor McGregor behind the scenes on set recently at Santa Anita Park for the filming of what sources say will be a unique campaign promoting the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World […]

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Pegasus Contender? Gun Runner’s Connections ‘Treading Water’ At Fair Grounds

David Fiske, manager of Winchell Thoroughbreds, confirmed to bloodhorse.com on Tuesday that Gun Runner is pointing to the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Neither Winchell nor Three Chimneys, which own the colt together, owns a starting slot in the Pegasus, so they would have to purchase one from a current owner, […]

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War Story Gets Ninth Trainer As Jorge Navarro To Replace Mario Serey Jr. For Pegasus World Cup

Jorge Navarro will become the ninth trainer for 5-year-old War Story when Northern Afleet gelding makes his 18th career start Jan. 28 in the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Majority owner Ron Paolucci of Loooch Racing Stables told Daily Racing Form Navarro will be replacing Mario Serey Jr., who […]

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Midnight Storm Will Not Run In Pegasus

Midnight Storm, a Grade 1 winner on the turf, has been showing strong dirt form in his recent starts, including a win in Sunday’s G2 San Pasqual at Santa Anita. On Monday, however, owner Little Red Feather’s managing partner Gary Fenton told the Daily Racing Form that the 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile would […]

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Midnight Storm Proves Best Over Wet Track In San Pasqual

Alex Vanneri Racing and Little Red Feather Stable’s Midnight Storm went wire to wire as the odds-on favorite under Rafael Bejarano to win Sunday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park by 1 1/4 lengths. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, trained by Phil D’Amato, repelled a persistent challenge from Dalmore and […]

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Arrogate Scratched From San Pasqual; To Train Up To Pegasus World Cup

Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate will be scratched from today’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, according to a report in RacingPost.com. Trainer Bob Baffert told the UK-based racing publication the wet track conditions led to the decision and that the now 4-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song will train up to the $12-million Pegasus World […]

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Pegasus Playbook: Crunch Time

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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Loooch Racing And Partners, Schafer Announce Agreement To Get War Story In Pegasus Gate

Looch Racing and partners in War Story have reached a financial agreement with investor Dan Schafer that will allow the 4-year-old to start in next month’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup. Schafer didn’t reveal how much the War Story partnership had invested in the starting slot, but said he had worked on the deal with […]

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Report: Connect ‘Had A Hard Campaign,’ Won’t Run In Pegasus World Cup

According to a report by The Blood-Horse on Thursday, Connect owner Paul Pompa Jr. confirmed his Chad Brown trainee will likely not run in the upcoming Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The narrow winner of the G1 Cigar Mile had been expected to fill one of the empty starting spots in the race. Instead, Pompa […]

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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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