Mucho Gusto Tops Midnight Bisou In First NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After starting his year off with a handy victory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on January 25, the Bob Baffert-trained Mucho Gusto finds himself on top once more in the initial National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2020, the NTRA announced today. In his 4-year-old debut, Mucho Gusto […]

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Owner Michael Hui ‘Struck Gold’ With Claim Of Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha

Michael Hui called it “almost an out-of-body experience” winning his first Grade 1 stakes as Zulu Alpha kicked off his 7-year-old season Saturday with a two-length victory in Gulfstream Park’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. The gelding had already given Hui his first $1 million win 4 1/2 months earlier in Kentucky Downs’ Grade […]

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O’Brien: ‘Very Possible’ That Magic Wand Could Try Dirt In $20 Million Saudi Cup

After finishing second for the second year in a row in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Coolmore’s world-traveling Magic Wand could be ready to try the dirt. According to, trainer Aidan O’Brien is considering the 5-year-old daughter of Galileo for next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup, to be contested over nine furlongs […]

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Baffert Relishes Mucho Gusto’s Pegasus Win From Afar; Colt Earns Invitation To Saudi Cup

Idle since fourth in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby Sept. 29, Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita-based Mucho Gusto ran the race of his life in yesterday’s Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream, winning by 4 ½ lengths while getting a mile and one eighth in 1:48.85. Ridden for the first time in […]

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Zulu Alpha Gets Through At The Rail For Pegasus World Cup Turf Upset

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha had a bit of a rough trip early on but maintained his position at the rail, using it to as a springboard to victory in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at odds of 11-1. The 7-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, defeated European mare […]

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Redefining Thoroughbred Racing: The Stronach Group Launches Consumer Facing Brand 1/ST

The Stronach Group, a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing at the core, introduced a new consumer facing brand: 1/ST (pronounced “First”). 1/ST represents the company’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST is the engine that advocates for and drives the 1/ST Horse […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pegasus World Cup

The fourth running of the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Presented by Runhappy headlines a loaded Saturday card at Gulfstream Park featuring six graded stakes. At Sam Houston, the Grade 3 Houston Ladies’ Classic on Sunday features three Grade 1 winners, including 2019 Kentucky Oaks heroine Serengeti Empress making her seasonal bow. The […]

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‘Looking For A Home Run’: Winchell Hoping Tenfold Lives Up To His Potential In Pegasus

When owner Ron Winchell and Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen came to the Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy two years ago, they were armed with reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and Horse of the Year Gun Runner. It’s a much different scenario this year when they run Tenfold, who has flashed […]

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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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