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Vanned To Aqueduct For Sunday Breeze, Maximum Security Team Decides On Cigar Mile

A last-minute decision to ship Maximum Security from his Belmont base to Aqueduct on Sunday morning helped trainer Jason Servis and owners Gary and Mary West make the decision about the 3-year-old’s next start. According to, the colt will be pointed to the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Dec. 7, rather than the […]

Clark, Cigar Mile Next Targets For Maximum Security En Route To Pegasus World Cup

Two-time Grade 1 winner Maximum Security will be targeting the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at the beginning of 2020, but connections have yet to decide on a prep race between now and then. According to, the options include the G1 Clark Handicap at Churchill on Nov. 29, or the G1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct […]

Seeking The Soul ‘Great’ After Pegasus Second, ‘Hopefully’ Headed To Dubai

Following their respective second and ninth-place finishes in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup, Seeking the Soul and Tom’s d’Etat returned to their home winter base at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Monday and will likely go down different paths for their next start. A runner-up behind City of Light at 34-1 odds, […]

Audible Fought ‘All The Way To The Wire,’ Possible For Dubai World Cup

Audible finished fifth in the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday after being hung wide on both turns, leaving trainer Todd Pletcher optimistic about the colt’s future prospects. “We were never really able to employ the strategy we had discussed for the horse because of the post,” Pletcher told “We wanted to get away from […]

‘Like Sending Your Kid Off To College’: Sadler Says Goodbye To Accelerate

John Sadler made a short stop at Gulfstream about 6 a.m. to see his champion Accelerate before the trainer had to head to the airport, also heading back to California. Sadler had Accelerate jog on the pavement, pronounced the 6-year-old horse in good shape and gave him a final pat on the neck. “It’s like […]

City Of Light’s Pegasus Win Just ‘Icing On The Cake’ For McCarthy

Trainer Michael McCarthy spent much of the 2 1/2 hours he was at Gulfstream Park Sunday morning in the stall with William and Suzanne Warren’s City of Light, winner of Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). “I try to spend as much time as I can with him, to sit around,” McCarthy said […]

City Of Light Dominates Sloppy Conditions To Go Out On Top In Pegasus World Cup

He was the only horse to beat Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate in 2018, and Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light did it again at the beginning of 2019. The 5-year-old son of Quality Road seemed to relish the sloppy conditions at Gulfstream Park, settling just off the pacesetter and kicking away in […]

Eclipse Champions Brown, Irad Ortiz Take Inaugural Pegasus Turf With Bricks And Mortar

On Thursday evening at Gulfstream Park, trainer Chad Brown and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. were crowned the 2018 Eclipse Award winners in their respective categories. On Saturday, the pair teamed up to take down the inaugural running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational with the lightly-raced Bricks and Mortar for owners Seth […]

‘Cat-And-Mouse’: Accelerate, City Of Light Camps Considering Pegasus Strategies

California-based trainers John Sadler and Michael McCarthy were back training the two favorites for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) before daylight the morning after attending Thursday night’s Eclipse Awards dinner in Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings facility. The Sadler-trained Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate, voted champion older horse and runner-up to Triple Crown […]

Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Pegasus Picks?

A 12-race card awaits fans and bettors at Gulfstream Park Saturday, culminating with the new Pegasus World Cup Turf and third running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. In today’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick assess how both races will be run and which favorites and longshots […]