Belated Birthday Greetings

The Daily Racing Blog wishes the incomparable Johnny Velazquez a belated Happy Birthday. The Hall Of Fame jockey celebrated his 51st lap around the solar track yesterday (Thanksgiving). A native of Puerto Rico, Johnny V as he’s affectionately known, is Thoroughbred racing’s all-time leading money Winning jockey, with career purse earnings of more than $446 million from 6,357 Wins.  A Winner of three Kentucky Derbies, Velazquez has Won … Continue reading Belated Birthday Greetings

Pegasus A Two Horse Race

Saturday’s $3 million dollar, Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Stakes at Gulfstream is one of racing’s big success stories over the past several years. The 1 1/8-mile race for older dirt horses was introduced in 2017 and since then has featured some of the sport’s most popular and accomplished runners. It’s become one of the annual highlights of the racing calendar and a great way to kick off … Continue reading Pegasus A Two Horse Race

Pegasus Turf Races

The headline race- the $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup will feature some of the country’s top older horses. The field is headlined by last year’s Winner, KNICKS GO, who then went on to Win the Breeders‘ Cup Classic  in November. His chief rival Saturday is LIFE IS GOOD, who is coming off an impressive Win in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.   But Pegasus … Continue reading Pegasus Turf Races

Irad Back In The Saddle

Top jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. will return to the irons this weekend at Gulfstream Park, after missing two weeks due to a knee injury suffered in the starting gate at Gulfstream on January 7th. The injury was initially diagnosed as a fracture and expected to keep Ortiz from riding for up to a month, but a second opinion has cleared the jockey for a gradual return … Continue reading Irad Back In The Saddle

Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race which first ran on January 28th, 2017 at Gulfstream Park.   It is run over the dirt at the distance of 11⁄8 miles (9 furlongs) and is open to horses four years old and up. With a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running, the Pegasus World Cup surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the … Continue reading Pegasus World Cup

A Successful And Safe Pegasus

On Saturday, (as most of you are aware) the fifth running of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series was held at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. The Stronach Group which operates Gulfstream, transformed the course and grounds into a socially distant entertainment experience, welcoming 1,500 fans (15% of typical Pegasus World Cup capacity) to the race track for the first time since the outset … Continue reading A Successful And Safe Pegasus

Pegasus Picks

KNICKS GO will be the Post Time favorite in the $3 million dollar Pegasus on Saturday. This based on his front-running 3 1/2-length Win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. This field of 12 contains only two other horses with Grade 1 Victories — CODE OF HONOR and MATH WIZARD. Here then is a look at the entrants for the Pegasus with the official track … Continue reading Pegasus Picks

Safety First At The Pegasus Millions

As previously written about here, the Pegasus World Cup Championship is near, and Thoroughbred race fans are excited. It will take place Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at Gulfstream Park. However, because of the ongoing pandemic, the event will be implementing strict protocols in terms of social distancing and health guidelines to avoid having an outbreak of COVID-19 cases during the event. This will be applied … Continue reading Safety First At The Pegasus Millions

The Pegasus Millions

The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is this Saturday, January 23 at Gulfstream Park. This event continues to lead the industry with its entirely medication-free format. This year, the Winner of the $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup receives an automatic entry into the $20 million Saudi Cup. What is the Pegasus World Cup?  The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is a pair of … Continue reading The Pegasus Millions

Pegasus World Cup Is Back For 2021

The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series is returning to Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Launched in 2017 the Pegasus World Cup has evolved into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade I stakes races with a combined $4 million dollars in purses. The GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles, offers a $3-million total purse. The … Continue reading Pegasus World Cup Is Back For 2021