Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

Ocala Stud's First-Year Stallions Have Mares Confirmed in Foal

Roadster (Quality Road--Ghost Dancing, by Silver Ghost),  Colonel Liam (Liam's Map--Amazement, by Bernardini), and Gretzky the Great (Nyquist--Pearl Turn, by Bernardini)--all first-year stallions at Ocala Stud--have had their first mares confirmed in foal, the farm announced Monday. Alotofappeal, a stakes-producing daughter of Trippi owned by Ocala Stud, has scanned in foal to 2019 GI Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster. Oakleaf Farm's Florida-bred Sainted Dancer, a seven-time winner by Saint Anddan, is confirmed in foal to Colonel Liam, a three-time Grade I winner and back-to-back winner of the GI Pegasus World...

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After Wasp Attack, Fipke Grateful to Be Alive

For Chuck Fipke, Saturday could have gone better. His Lady Speightspeare (Speightstown) finished fourth in the GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. and with a better trip might have been closer. "That's the way horse racing is," the owner and breeder said. "I was kind of disappointed. For every time you do well in this sport, it seems that you are disappointed 50 times." Not that Fipke was complaining. With his having nearly died just 15 days before the race, it's easy to keep things in perspective. On Jan....

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Qatar Racing Presenting Sponsor of Pegasus World Cup Turf

The Pegasus World Cup has entered into a partnership with Qatar Racing, the global racing and bloodstock operation founded and chaired by Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf presented by Qatar Racing will be broadcast live on NBC between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Gulfstream Park. "We are proud to welcome Qatar Racing as the presenting sponsor for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup Turf," said Aidan Butler, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST RACING. "Qatar Racing is a significant supporter...

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GISW Proxy Heads Pegasus Workers

Godolphin's Proxy (Tapit) had his last major workout at the Fair Grounds Saturday in preparation for the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Jan. 28. The 5-year-old official time for the six-furlong move to the seven-eighths pole was 1:13.20, the fastest of two works at the distance Saturday morning. Working in tandem with stablemate Global Sensation (Into Mischief), the pair covered five-eighths in 1:00.40, with Proxy working an additional eighth-mile past the wire. With a crush of horses working right after the track's renovation break, exercise rider Arturo Aparicio...

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Pegasus Prep for Colonel Liam in Fort Lauderdale

Robert and Lawana Low's Colonel Liam (Liam's Map) will line up in Saturday's GII Fort Lauderdale S. at Gulfstream Park as the lone prep for his attempt at a third consecutive victory in the $1-million GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. The gray was last seen finishing ninth in the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan Mar. 26. "Ideally, we wanted a little bit more time between races back to the Pegasus, but it is what it is," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "He runs well off the layoff so, hopefully, he...

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All Pletcher in Pegasus Turf as Colonel Liam Defends Title

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL--Heading into this year's GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S., defending champ Colonel Liam (Liam's Map) was clearly the one to beat despite coming back off a 239-day layoff. The Robert and Lawana Low runner once again proved he was all class when coming from off the pace to best stablemate Never Surprised (Constitution) in Gulfstream's marquee test on the turf. While best known for his dirt runners, trainer Todd Pletcher once again showed he not only knows how to prepare top turf runners, but also underscored...

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Pegasus Draw: 'Knicks' Gets Rail, 'Good' in Post 4

HALLANDALE, FL--During Tuesday's Pegasus World Cup Invitational post-position draw in the Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park Tuesday, the stage was set for what is shaping up to be another intriguing renewal of Pegasus World Cup Invitational, including the PWC Turf and the newest addition to the World Cup series, the Filly and Mare Turf Invitational, which replaces the GIII Marshua's River S. Heading Saturday's Pegasus card is the nine-furlong main-track test for older horses, led by defending champion Korea Racing Authority's Knicks Go (Paynter) and WinStar Farm and...

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Pletcher Holds Strong Hand in Pegasus Turf

Todd Pletcher saddles a strong trio in Colonel Liam (Liam's Map) Largent (Into Mischief) and Social Paranoia (Street Boss) in Saturday's $1-million GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. at Gulfstream. Breaking his maiden via DQ in his career bow over the main track here in April, the $1.2-million OBSAPR buy was third next out in a sloppy optional claimer in Hallandale in May and scored a decisive victory when switched to the lawn at Saratoga July 22. Fourth in the Saratoga Derby Invitational S. Aug. 15, the gray rallied...

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Pegasus World Cup Series Returns for 2021

The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series is returning to Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST's mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, the Pegasus World Cup has evolved into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade I stakes races with a combined $4 million in purses. The GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles, offers a $3-million total purse. The GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, run on the turf at 1 3/16...

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