2019 Pegasus World Cup

thinair
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:16 pm

Kulkulkan would lose the Pegasus by a conservative 20 lengths, and even if they let him run virtually for free ( which wouldn't be shocking ) it would be unfortunate. He couldn't win a competitive $25K claimer. No disrespect, he's a cool horse, but he's not fast enough to beat even moderately talented horses. His 71 Beyer speaks volumes.

Hopefully they won't do anything foolish with him.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:41 pm

I hadn't heard that the Japanese filly Aerolithe was coming. That's very exciting.
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:05 pm

thinair wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Kulkulkan would lose the Pegasus by a conservative 20 lengths, and even if they let him run virtually for free ( which wouldn't be shocking ) it would be unfortunate. He couldn't win a competitive $25K claimer. No disrespect, he's a cool horse, but he's not fast enough to beat even moderately talented horses. His 71 Beyer speaks volumes.

Hopefully they won't do anything foolish with him.
I agree completely. There is no shame in sending him home to race where he can win.
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Starine wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:41 pm
I hadn't heard that the Japanese filly Aerolithe was coming. That's very exciting.
That's wonderful news!! :D
We don't know yet who will pick up the mount, though.

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Flanders
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:05 pm

The owners confirmed Kukulkan is racing in the Pegasus.....

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -world-cup
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:14 pm

the word :"race" is used loosely with him, here...
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:51 pm

The morning after McKinzie’s 4 3/4-length blitz of a victory in the Malibu Stakes (G1), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said the Grade 1, $9 million Pegasus World Cup is “on the table” for the colt.

“We’re going to think about it now,” Baffert said by phone.

He plans to wait a week before making any further determinations about the Jan. 26 race at Gulfstream Park. The early returns were positive.

“Today he looked really fantastic,” Baffert said of McKinzie, a 3-year-old son of Street Sense campaigned by longtime clients Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman.

“We brought him out, and he looked really good. He was pretty bright and happy — probably the best he’s come back after a race.”

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... t_says_123#
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:14 pm

Paulick article on Aerolithe and a few other possible runners:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/pega ... -cup-turf/
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Paulick article on Aerolithe and a few other possible runners:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/pega ... -cup-turf/
That's great! :D

According to Sunday Racing's website, the organizer suggested a special condition to Aerolithe who would ship from Japan.
The organizer will pay for her transport and registration fee etc, while she will only be allowed to get 60% of the regular purse.
Aerolithe's owner Sunday Racing has accepted that offer.

I still don't know who will ride her at GP.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:16 pm

Aorolithe is being aimed for the new Pegasus World Cup Turf, If I wasn't clear in my previous post.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/pega ... -cup-turf/

Has anyone read anything about other possible entrants for the Turf? I know that the Euro runners are usually headed for time off at this time of the year, so I wonder if any Southern Hemisphere horses are eyeing the big purse?
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tachyon wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:46 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Paulick article on Aerolithe and a few other possible runners:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/pega ... -cup-turf/
That's great! :D

According to Sunday Racing's website, the organizer suggested a special condition to Aerolithe who would ship from Japan.
The organizer will pay for her transport and registration fee etc, while she will only be allowed to get 60% of the regular purse.
Aerolithe's owner Sunday Racing has accepted that offer.

I still don't know who will ride her at GP.
Florent Geroux has been booked to ride Aerolithe!! :D :D
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:02 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:16 pm
Aorolithe is being aimed for the new Pegasus World Cup Turf, If I wasn't clear in my previous post.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/pega ... -cup-turf/

Has anyone read anything about other possible entrants for the Turf? I know that the Euro runners are usually headed for time off at this time of the year, so I wonder if any Southern Hemisphere horses are eyeing the big purse?
Bloodhorse has an article that said there have only been 4 commitments to run.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... sideration
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:15 pm

Lmao that's great.

When is this supposed to go down? I haven't been paying attention since I really don't care about either race.
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thinair
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:51 pm

Maybe I am confused, but it seems to me that the supposed $7 Million Pegasus Turf is based on 12 horses putting up $500K each ( $6 million ) and then TSG adding $1 million. What happens if only six enter ( $3 million at $500K each )? Does TSG put up $4 million? Do they somehow find six other horses to run and pay their entry fees?

This should be amusing.

I just hope Bricks and Mortar wins.
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 pm

Think positive, call Chad and suggest he send 5 or 6 entries.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:57 pm

zoecadman @zoecadman
12m12 minutes ago
Great to see @FrankieDettori has taken the mount on undefeated Kukulkan in the @PegasusWorldCup @WatchXBTV @GulfstreamPark
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:42 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:57 pm
zoecadman @zoecadman
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Great to see @FrankieDettori has taken the mount on undefeated Kukulkan in the @PegasusWorldCup @WatchXBTV @GulfstreamPark
Aside from Frankie, who surely got a big cash payday for riding this horse that will be last, who is this "great" for?
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:45 pm

Racing fans? He's a legendary jockey and is good with fans, if I could extend my current South Florida vacation to include the Pegasus, it would be a plus to be able to see him ride in person, even if he finishes last. Though I'm sure he'll get some decent mounts on the undercard.
weeeeeeeee
thinair
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Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:45 am

Northport wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:45 pm
Racing fans? He's a legendary jockey and is good with fans, if I could extend my current South Florida vacation to include the Pegasus, it would be a plus to be able to see him ride in person, even if he finishes last. Though I'm sure he'll get some decent mounts on the undercard.
That's sort of a stretch from what Zoe said and I responded to. Of course, the Pegasus is such a fan friendly event with its $100 fee just to get into the place.
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Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:25 am

thinair wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:45 am
Of course, the Pegasus is such a fan friendly event with its $100 fee just to get into the place.
Unless you get comped to everything, the 76ers at the Knicks next weekend will run you $100 to sit up in the rafters, $150+ if you actually want to see the numbers on the players silks, and $38 to park. Then, you have to watch the Knicks play for a couple of hours.

I'll take the Pegasus live and in person any day of the week.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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