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Pegasus Concept (And Horse Racing) A Great Outlet For Owners’ Competitive Fires

At last Tuesday’s post position draw for the $9-million Pegasus World Cup, William Warren Jr., co-owner of City of Light with wife Suzanne, went out of his way to wish John Sadler good luck with Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, complimenting the trainer on the skill with which he’s guided the 6-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky’s […]

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City Of Light’s Pegasus Win Just ‘Icing On The Cake’ For McCarthy

Trainer Michael McCarthy spent much of the 2 1/2 hours he was at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning in the stall with William and Suzanne Warren’s City of Light, winner of Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). “I try to spend as much time as I can with him, to sit around,” McCarthy said […]

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‘Cat-And-Mouse’: Accelerate, City Of Light Camps Considering Pegasus Strategies

California-based trainers John Sadler and Michael McCarthy were back training the two favorites for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) before daylight the morning after attending Thursday night’s Eclipse Awards dinner in Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings facility. The Sadler-trained Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate, voted champion older horse and runner-up to Triple Crown […]

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Pegasus Favorite Accelerate ‘Looks Good’ In First Gulfstream Gallop

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

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‘In Good Order’: City Of Light Arrives At Gulfstream For Final Start In Pegasus

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s City of Light settled in nicely at Gulfstream Park Thursday on the morning after shipping cross country for a scheduled start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26. “He got here in good order; he traveled in good order. This is his fourth ship […]

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Ruben Fuentes’ Stakes Double Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

One of two jockeys to win two stakes last week, Ruben Fuentes was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 7 – 13, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Accelerate To Work ‘Long’ On Friday; Malibu Winner McKinzie Still On Fence

With rain forecast in Southern California starting Friday evening in an erratic weather pattern forecast over the next few days, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate will work at Santa Anita on Friday morning at 6:30 instead of Saturday, as previously scheduled, in advance of the $9-million Pegasus […]

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Paved Aims To ‘Regroup’ From Breeders’ Cup Trip In American Oaks

The trouble line for Paved explains her disappointing 12th-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on a good course Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs: bumped, checked 1st turn.” Draw a line through the race, says Michael McCarthy, trainer of the Quality Road filly, who is set to rebound in Saturday’s Grade I […]

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Horsemen, Jockeys Begin Santa Anita Meet With Excitement, High Hopes

With the San Gabriel Mountains offering varying shades of green from recent rains, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was abuzz with activity Wednesday morning as The Great Race Place readied for its 82nd Winter Meet opener.  Sunrise revealed clear blue skies and a temperature at Clockers’ Corner of 43 degrees as horsemen, mindful of an early […]

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Axelrod Shortening Up For McCarthy As He Seeks First Grade 1 In Malibu

Axelrod, a 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward who has raced at a mile or longer nine times in an 11-race career including the mile and a quarter Breeders’ Cup Classic last out on Nov. 3, shortens up to seven furlongs in the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day, Dec. 26. […]

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