Timeline Now 4-For-4 After Pegasus Score

by | 06.18.2017 | 6:32pm
Timeline #2 with Javier Castellano riding won the $100,000 betfair.com Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday June 18, 2017. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

The perfect run for Woodford Racing LLC's Timeline continued at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon, as the colt made it four-for-four in taking the $100,000 betfair.com Pegasus Stakes by an impressive 3 ½ lengths before a Father's Day crowd of 18,527.

“He was brilliant again,” said winning trainer Chad Brown. “There was a chance he would wind up on the lead.  Ultimately, I just left it up to Javier (jockey Castellano).  He rode a terrific race, as always.”

Timeline was hustled to the front early before opening a clear lead up the backstretch.  Turning for home, runner-up Talk Logistics got within a length of the leader before being repelled.  The winner stopped the timer in 1:41.32, just one second off the track record of 1:41.20 set by Formal Gold in 1997.  Dispatched the 1-10 choice in the field of five 3-year-old colts and geldings, Timeline paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10.  Talk Logistics completed the $5 exacta and paid $2.60 and $2.10.  It was another 13 ¼ lengths back to Honor the Fleet, who paid $2.10 to show.

“I used him a little out of the gate to just get him going,” Castellano said.  “I loved the way he did it today because when I asked him early, he didn't rush.  He just galloped along on the lead.  He handled the track so well.  He's a very nice horse.”

A colt by Hard Spun from the Empire Maker mare Azorina, Timeline broke his maiden at seven furlongs at Gulfstream on March 4 before taking an entry level allowance at Aqueduct on April 6 at a mile.  Last out, he captured the Grade 3 Peter Pan at Belmont going a mile and an eighth.

Sunday's Grade 3 score moves Timeline's lifetime earnings to $243,000.

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, June 23 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.  As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.

  • Stuart H

    He did it all with a cut on his leg. He threw a shoe. Looks to be a minor cut but he is a tough horse according to Brown.

    • Jbumi

      According to Equibase, the track record by Formal Gold from 1997 is 1:40.20.

    • roseann cherasaro

      I saw the #1 clip him Timeline gave a swish of the tail so you know the horse did indeed get him .I wish riders wouldn’t get that close .

  • Richard C

    The remaining railbirds in the annual Survival At The Shore online contest essentially received a free winner with the Pegasus Stakes being one of the three races for Sunday.

    • C Hogan

      Monmouth Park screwed the Survival at the Shore up when they went to 123.

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