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Bodexpress, Tenfold, Midcourt Added To List Of Pegasus World Cup Invitees

Graded-stakes winners Tenfold and Midcourt and Grade 1-placed Bodexpress, a popular local favorite, were added Sunday to the formal list of horses invited to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/8-mile Pegasus for 4-year-olds and up on the main track is part of the Pegasus […]

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Omaha Beach Leads 17 Invitees To $3 Million Pegasus World Cup

Gary and Mary West’s Florida Derby (G1) winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (G1) first-place finisher Maximum Security, and Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach, a three-time Grade 1 winner and the Kentucky Derby favorite before being scratched three days before the race, lead a list of 17 horses formally invited Sunday to the $3 million Pegasus […]

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2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced […]

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Santa Anita Official: Safety Of Horses, Riders ‘Continues To Be Our North Star’

On the opening weekend of the 2020 meeting, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., demonstrated why it has long been known as the “The Great Race Place,” as the legendary track featured the highest levels of racing, top-of-line safety reforms and strong partnership with horsemen, horseplayers and fans. Despite challenging weather conditions pushing back Opening […]

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Bodexpress May Target Pegasus, ‘Still Looking Good’ After Harlan’s Holiday

While pre-race excitement may have affected Bodexpress’ performance in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, connections believe the colt is capable of much better. According to Horse Racing Nation, The Stronach Group has extended Bodexpress an unofficial invitation to compete in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup. The horse’s connections are inclined to accept, though Bodexpress went […]

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Maximum Security Officially Ruled Out Of Pegasus World Cup

On the heels of The Stronach Group’s annoucement of a $6 million purse reduction for it’s Pegasus World Cup, Gary West has decided that Maximum Security will not enter the starting gate. According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, West has targeted February’s $20 million Saudi Cup as the next race for his star colt. “The Saudi […]

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Runhappy To Be Presenting Sponsor Of 2020 Pegasus World Cup

The Stronach Group announced today that it has secured Runhappy as the presenting sponsor for the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series taking place on January 25 at Gulfstream Park. On December 14, the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series introduced a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America with […]

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LA County DA: ‘No Criminal Wrongdoing’ In Santa Anita Fatalities

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey today issued a 17-page report on the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park with more than two dozen recommendations on how to improve safety at all California racetracks. The report found no criminal wrongdoing at Santa Anita Park. “Horse racing has inherent risks but is a legally […]

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‘Absolute Game-Changer’: Maximum Security Could Target Saudi Cup After Pegasus Purse Reduction

Gary West was disappointed with The Stronach Group’s announcement of a major purse reduction in it’s flagship Pegasus World Cup this Sunday, the owner told bloodhorse.com. The purse was cut from $9 million to $3 million just 41 days before the Jan. 25 contest at Gulfstream Park, and West is now considering re-routing his colt Maximum […]

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Pegasus World Cup Changes: Purse $3 Million, No Entry Fees, Race To Be Run Medication-Free

The Stronach Group, owners of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, announced today a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. On January 25th, the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) will provide new and exciting opportunities for horse owners to showcase […]

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