2019 Pegasus World Cup

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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:12 pm

stark wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Tessablue wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:50 pm
but his workouts jumped off the page, they clearly knew,
He paid $18 so I'm guessing "they" bet offshore.
They as in the connections. Also, 8-1 is pretty hot for one of his debut horses. Horse was 12-1 ML.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:29 pm

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 pm

This track favored him, but City of Light is so good. Or should I say was so good? It's a shame he's retiring when he's clearly at the top of his game right now.

I hope Patternrecognition is okay.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:56 pm

Accelerate never looked comfortable to me. But I don't think anyone was beating City of Light today. Nice job by Michael McCarthy.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:57 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 pm
This track favored him, but City of Light is so good. Or should I say was so good? It's a shame he's retiring when he's clearly at the top of his game right now.

I hope Patternrecognition is okay.
People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.
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Curtis wrote:
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People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.
Yeah, I can't complain too much about a 5yo multiple G1 winner retiring... but it does feel like he could have one hell of a season if they kept on with him. His past two races were so good, and he looked physically outstanding today.

But it was good to see him prove his BC form, and he'll get plenty of interest at stud. The Pegasus hasn't provided much drama in the stretch so far, but it has been a showcase for some truly excellent horses.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:06 pm

all this talk and joke abt kukulkan and there's been 0 mention of how he actually finished. did he finish? is he still running? apparently, NO ONE KNOWS!!! :D :D not even nbc could slap a "full order" list together.
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People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.

City of Light is five. This is not a three-year-old being 'whisked off to stud.'
IMHO, the son of Quality Road could be very popular at stud, having won at sprint, mile and nine-furlong distances.
I was rooting for Delta Prince in the Turf, but it is nice to see Bricks and Mortar, a son of the late, great Giant's Causeway, really coming into his own at five.
It looked like Aerolithe really didn't like the soggy turf course.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:11 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 pm
People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.

City of Light is five. This is not a three-year-old being 'whisked off to stud.'
I’m aware how old he is but thanks for the update.
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sweettalk wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:06 pm
all this talk and joke abt kukulkan and there's been 0 mention of how he actually finished. did he finish? is he still running? apparently, NO ONE KNOWS!!! :D :D not even nbc could slap a "full order" list together.
Pattern Recognition galloped home last.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 pm
People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.

City of Light is five. This is not a three-year-old being 'whisked off to stud.'
IMHO, the son of Quality Road could be very popular at stud, having won at sprint, mile and nine-furlong distances.
I was rooting for Delta Prince in the Turf, but it is nice to see Bricks and Mortar, a son of the late, great Giant's Causeway, really coming into his own at five.
It looked like Aerolithe really didn't like the soggy turf course.
On the other hand, he had nine starts.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:22 pm

katmandu wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:13 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:07 pm
People get so out of sorts when 3yo’s get retired and whisked off to stud. Many if those aren’t likely to move up anyway. What would City of Light look like if they went on with him? With maturity, maybe he could get 10f. He’s been fun to watch.

City of Light is five. This is not a three-year-old being 'whisked off to stud.'
IMHO, the son of Quality Road could be very popular at stud, having won at sprint, mile and nine-furlong distances.
I was rooting for Delta Prince in the Turf, but it is nice to see Bricks and Mortar, a son of the late, great Giant's Causeway, really coming into his own at five.
It looked like Aerolithe really didn't like the soggy turf course.
On the other hand, he had nine starts.
In roughly three years in training? Perhaps someone should call the SPCA, I’m surprised he can still walk.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:35 pm

katmandu wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:12 pm
sweettalk wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:06 pm
all this talk and joke abt kukulkan and there's been 0 mention of how he actually finished. did he finish? is he still running? apparently, NO ONE KNOWS!!! :D :D not even nbc could slap a "full order" list together.
Pattern Recognition galloped home last.
Order of finish:

City of Light
Seeking the Soul
Accelerate
Bravazo
Audible
Gunnevera
True Timber
Imperative
Tom's d'Etat
Something Awesome
Kulkulkan
Patternrecognition
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Is Audible retiring?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:13 pm

What a glorious superfecta. All my boys got top four.

And I'll admit I was wrong- Kukulkan did beat one horse, but shockingly it wasn't Imperative.

Guess who was legitimately locked in a bathroom for three hours without their cell phone and didn't get to watch! Lmao.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:14 pm

Kukulkan lost by over 30 lengths. He wasn't last because Patternrecognition was eased. There were also four horses that were longer prices, including the runner up.

Somewhere PT Barnum is smiling.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:44 pm

Cool race but it's hard to get excited knowing the best horses in it won't race again.

The older I get the more I appreciate the NX1 types. At least it's something to get excited about for months/years.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:44 pm
Cool race but it's hard to get excited knowing the best horses in it won't race again.

The older I get the more I appreciate the NX1 types. At least it's something to get excited about for months/years.
Come to the steeplechase side! 2018 Eclipse Champion Steeplechaser Zanjabeel is 6 and still young by jumper standards. He'll probably race 5 or 6 more seasons.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:36 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:44 pm
Cool race but it's hard to get excited knowing the best horses in it won't race again.

The older I get the more I appreciate the NX1 types. At least it's something to get excited about for months/years.
Come to the steeplechase side! 2018 Eclipse Champion Steeplechaser Zanjabeel is 6 and still young by jumper standards. He'll probably race 5 or 6 more seasons.
I've also become a bit of a jumps fan in the last few years. You get to see your favourites for 5 or 6 seasons. Tendon issue? Bone Bruise? Pelvic injury? Give them the season off and bring them back next year. Came for Sprinter Sacre, stayed for Altior, Buveur d'Air, Thistlecrack, etc.

That being said, jumps can be a heartbreaking game. The highs are high and the lows are very low. A loss like Many Clouds can be devastating.
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:34 am

Tremendous week for thoroughbred racing. Accelerate can now go off to the obscurity he deserves, instead of forever being remembered as the late blooming stiff who was disgracefully and ignorantly allowed Horse of the Year over a young phenom.

Early excellence is absolute excellence and extreme excellence. That is the variable that so many conventional wisdom types prefer to ignore, while chasing the laughable angle of, "Who did they beat?"

Very good decision to move that race up by 7 minutes. There is perhaps one day like this in South Florida every winter, on average, although we may have it back to back tomorrow. Cold, wet and dark all day. Once I saw the original post time I knew they were cutting it close.

Speed is beautiful. I will always miss Hollywood Park and my days at USC.
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