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The second annual Pegasus World Cup delivered again with increased handle, a crowning moment for a thoroughbred champion and smiles all around. Some backdrop after having a week to digest the made-for-TV event in year two….. Frank Stronach definitely knows how to throw a party. With stars from the music world like Ludacris, Pharell and Post Malone (really, I’m not su…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Neither a blustery wind nor a wide post would deter the 2017 Horse of the Year as his racing career came to a rousing conclusion late Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park. As daylight waned at the South Florida track, Gun Runner defeated his 11 rivals and took down the $7 million prize as the winner of the second annual Pegasus World Cup Invita…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.  – Chapter two of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational is all about Gun Runner. The second annual edition of Frank Stronach’s brainchild will be run Saturday afternoon in South Florida, with the 2017 Horse of the Year installed as the 4-5 heavy favorite. The son of Candy Ride is hoping to ride off as the sun sets on the Gulfstream track, a winner…

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We’re just over a week away from the second annual Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 27, the race that will be the feature event on a big card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The made-for-TV event was the brainchild of Frank Stronach, who raised the purse $4 million in 2018 to $16 million. It is currently thoroughbred horse racing’s biggest purse.…

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Back to balmy Buffalo after a run in the sun last weekend at the Pegasus World Cup. Some thoughts on the day after having a week to let the enormity of the event soak in…. During the day it was difficult to tell whether the day was an “epic fail” as one of my handicapper pals called it or the “huge success” that a fellow ‘capper standing five feet away retorted. Cert…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The torch was officially passed at Gulfstream Park in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup as Arrogate collected a cool $7 million winning the richest horse race in history. As the shadows lengthened over the South Florida track, Arrogate romped ahead of his 11 rivals and took over the reins from California Chrome as racing’s next supersta…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – It’s not often that thoroughbred racing gets the matchup that it wants. In 2010, racing fans were denied seeing future Hall of Famers Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra tangle at Oaklawn. In 2008 a race between Curlin and Big Brown just never materialized. This afternoon in South Florida, a rematch between the top two horses in the world in Arrogate (…