The Stronach Group

Enhanced Security Measures And Protocols In Place For Pegasus World Cup

The Stronach Group has announced its enhanced security measures and protocols for horses competing in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. “The Stronach Group is committed to the safety, welfare and integrity of all our athletes. We believe these security measures and protocols reaffirm our commitment to the sport, […]

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New ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Continues To Gain Momentum At Santa Anita

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” program continued to gain momentum through this past Monday, as 29 “new” horses have accounted for 31 starts over 13 Winter Meet racing days. With Drawing Away Stable and trainer Robert Falcone, Jr., registering the most recent “Ship & Stay” winner (Theycallhimthekid) this past Saturday, a total of […]

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Then There Was One: Stronach Group Makes Deals For Two Of Final Three Pegasus Slots

Just nine of a possible 12 spots in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup had been sold by the deadline in mid-December, so The Stronach Group had to get creative to fill the remainder of the starting gate in the world’s richest horse race. According to drf.com, TSG marketed those three remaining spots to horse owners […]

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‘This Has To Happen’: Ritvo Discusses Planned Renovations, Future Additions To Santa Anita

Prior to the start of its 2017-2018 winter-spring race meet, Santa Anita officials announced its new ‘Ship & Stay’ incentive program to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running horses in California the remainder of the year. The ‘Ship & Stay’ program is one of many changes that are in the works for […]

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Maryland Jockey Club’s 2017 Handle Exceeds $600 Million

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today total handle on races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2017 exceeded $600 million for the first time since 2008. Total handle was $627.3 million compared to $560.1 million in 2016 while average handle was $3.3 million, up from $3.091 million in 2016. There was also a […]

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Santa Anita’s ‘Ship And Stay’ Program Awards Over $8,000 In Bonuses Through Five Race Days

Santa Anita’s newly implemented “Ship & Stay” Program got off to a fast start over the first five days of racing, as the connections of 14 different horses were awarded bonuses totaling $8,432. With Bob Baffert’s Big Gray Rocket leading the way in race five on opening day, Dec. 26, owner/trainer David Jacobson’s Top Brass, […]

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Frank Stronach To Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit

Through his extraordinary success in racing, breeding, racetrack ownership and support of retired racehorse programs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in service to the Thoroughbred […]

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Giant Expectations Es El Décimo Ejemplar Confirmado Para Correr En La Pegasus World Cup

En la tarde del domingo 31 de Diciembre se anunció la participación del alazán Giant Expectations en la segunda edición de la Pegasus World Cup (G1, $16,000,000) a disputarse el venidero sábado 27 de Enero en Gulfstream Park. El cincoañero hijo de Frost Giant se convierte así en el décimo ejemplar ratificado para la importante […]

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San Antonio Winner Giant Expectations Joins Pegasus Lineup

Giant Expectations, upset winner of the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes on Santa Anita Park’s opening day Dec. 26, has joined the cast for the second running of the G1 Pegasus World Cup. The nine-furlong Pegasus, the richest race in the world with a purse of $16 million, will be held at Gulfstream Park in […]

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‘Uncertainty’ About Timetable To Rebuild San Luis Rey Downs

While the horses and stable staff affected by the fire at San Luis Rey Downs are beginning to settle in to a regular routine, there is still some underlying concern about how long they will stay at Del Mar. “The biggest uncertainty is where we’re going to be,” Phil D’Amato assistant Linda Thrash told the […]

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