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The Farrell Report: Knicks Go-Life Is Good Showdown Should Be a Doozy; Derby Preps Update - Posted on: January 25, 2022

By Mike Farrell Trainer Todd Pletcher was humming a happy tune after watching Life Is Good turn in another sharp workout in preparation for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Pegasus is the first major stakes of the new year, and features a heavyweight battle between Life Is Good, the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner, and Knicks Go, the presumptive 2021 Horse of the Year and defending Pegasus champion. It should be a dandy, a knockdown battle to determine the fastest of the fast. Both top Pegasus contenders are blessed with

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Stilleto Boy - Posted on: January 25, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET. By Margaret Ransom Stilleto Boy has been knocking on the door to gain entrance into the big kids’ club for the better part of the last six months. He’ll get another chance in the Pegasus World Cup. The 4-year-old gelding, a son of 2011

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Chess Chief - Posted on: January 25, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET. By Ed McNamara This 6-year-old Virginia-bred is the ultimate horse for course — 5-for-10 at the Fair Grounds, 0-for-20 everywhere else. Unfortunately for him, the Pegasus is run at Gulfstream Park. Although Chess Chief is 4-for-12 at the Pegasus‘ distance of 1 1/8 miles,

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Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf: Regal Glory Set for Favorite’s Role - Posted on: January 24, 2022

By US Racing Team A strong field looks set for the inaugural $500,000 Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf (G3), among the top undercard races on Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Day at Gulfstream Park. Twelve fillies and mares were invited to the 1 1/16-mile race, including likely favorite Regal Glory, along with Sweet Melania, Shifty She, and Nicest. Since the race replaces the Grade 3 Marshua’s River, the new race inherits graded stakes status. Official entries will be announced at Tuesday’s post-position draw, along with the rest of the Pegasus card, which features the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Title Ready - Posted on: January 24, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET. By Ed McNamara Most handicappers will need only a quick glance at this 7-year-old’s past performances before tossing him out. He’s lost seven of his last eight races, with the victory coming last January in the Fair Grounds‘ Grade 3 Louisiana Stakes. That’s his

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Sir Winston - Posted on: January 24, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET. By Ray Wallin The upset winner of the 2019 Belmont Stakes, Sir Winston finds himself in the best form of his career as he starts his 6-year-old campaign. While beaten Belmont favorite Tacitus got some revenge the following year in the Suburban, this son

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Knicks Go - Posted on: January 24, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET. By Ed McNamara A thoroughbred’s greatest weapon is early speed, which this flashy front-runner flaunted in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. He blew open the race immediately, blasting a quarter-mile in 45 3/5 seconds while daring his overmatched opponents to keep up. Nobody could, and

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The Lineup: Fair Grounds Offers Mandaloun-Midnight Bourbon VI; Lecomte and Silverbulletday - Posted on: January 21, 2022

By Richard Rosenblatt The Fair Grounds presents Road to the Derby Day on Saturday, featuring the Lecomte Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, plus an intriguing matchup between newly-turned 4-year-olds Mandaloun and Midnight Bourbon in the Louisiana Stakes (G3). It’s quite an impressive 14-race card at the New Orleans racetrack: Six stakes races, with the Lecomte and the Silverbulletday for 3-year-old fillies offering qualifying points of 10-4-2-1 for the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively. Brad Cox-trained Mandaloun is the even-money favorite over Steve Asmussen’s Midnight Bourbon (6-5) in the sixth meeting of these two top-tier colts – Mandaloun

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2022 Pegasus World Cup: Life Is Good - Posted on: January 21, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw. By Jenny Kellner Once the early favorite for the last year’s Kentucky Derby, Life Is Good shook off any vestiges of a hind ankle injury with powerhouse wins in the Kelso (G2) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) to emerge as the most serious threat to dethrone 2021 winner

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2022 Pegasus World Cup Profile: Super Stock - Posted on: January 21, 2022

In the days leading up to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, usracing.com is publishing profiles of the horses in the race set for Saturday, Jan. 29. The profiles will be updated with morning-line odds and post positions following the draw. By Margaret Ransom Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen trains this son of Dialed In for the partnership of his father, Keith, and his father’s best friend, Irv Woolsey, who is best known as the manager for country music legend George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and others. The owners paid $70,000

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