Pegasus Stakes

Mr. Jordan Rallies For Pegasus Victory

Despite drifting out through the stretch, Mr. Jordan had enough to get his nose across the line first in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes Sunday afternoon at Monmouth Park. Sitting second off pace-setting Tekton, Mr. Jordan made a bid for the lead on the far turn under jockey Paco Lopez. The two battled it […]

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Albano Flies Home First in Pegasus

Brereton C. Jones’s Albano moved for the lead around the far turn and expanded his margin of victory to 6 ½ lengths as he powered to an impressive victory in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes before a record Father’s Day crowd of 29,262, who wagered nearly $1.1 million on Monmouth Park’s 12-race program. “It was impossible […]

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Ring Weekend Seeks Pegasus Stakes Victory

As the $1,000,000 William Hill Haskell Invitational draws near, preparations for the summer’s centerpiece begin with the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes to be contested for the 33rd time this Sunday. Along with the Long Branch Stakes, the Pegasus is the first of two local prep races before Monmouth’s biggest event. Among the runners in this […]

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Itsmyluckyday to Miss Four Months Due to Minor Injury

Itsmyluckyday, who was pulled up on the backstretch during the running of the Pegasus Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park, is expected to miss four months of training with a slight fracture of the Ilium. “It’s as good as we could have hoped for,” said trainer Eddie Plesa Jr., who conditions Itsmyluckyday for his wife […]

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Verrazano Sprouts Wings in Pegasus; Itsmyluckyday Pulled Up

A record Father’s Day crowd of 28,951 was on-hand at Monmouth Park Sunday to see Verrazano cruise to an easy 9 ¼ length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Verrazano took command right from the outset and set easy fractions of :24 4/5 for the first quarter of a […]

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Verrazano, Itsmyluckyday Looking for Wings in Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus

Grade 1 winner Verrazano and Classic-placed Itsmyluckyday are among a field of seven entered for this Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. Owned by Let’s Go Stable, Tabor, Magnier and Smith, Verrazano was a perfect four-for-four going into the Kentucky Derby with victories in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Determined Le Bernardin hangs on in Pegasus

Le Bernardin dug in down the lane to gamely capture the Grade 3 $100,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday before a record Father’s Day crowd of 27,532. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Le Bernardin covered the mile-and-a-sixteenth in 1:44.51 on a fast track to prevail by a neck in the prep race for the […]

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Pants On Fire smokes foes in Pegasus Stakes

PRESS RELEASE: Oceanport, N.J. * George and Lori Hall’s Pants on Fire gained command around the far turn and held off the late charge of Concealed Identity to capture the Grade 3, $200,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Pants on Fire, a colt by Jump Start, was making his first start since finishing […]

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Concealed Identity to make first start outside MD in G-3 Pegasus at Monmouth

Monmouth Park Barn Notes 6/17: Concealed Identity, who has run against all three winners of this year’s Triple Crown events, will make his first start outside his native Maryland when he goes in Saturday’s $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (G3), a major prep for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on July 31. The bay gelding by […]

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