Friday, January 27 2017


Pegasus World Cup News & Notes:  Fri 1/27


Baffert Feeling ‘Super’ about Arrogate, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup
Espinoza, California Chrome Set for One Last Adventure in Pegasus
Breaking Lucky Coming into his Own for World’s Richest Race

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – After sending Arrogate out for a routine gallop around Gulfstream Park Friday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert handled a variety of requests from national and international media concerning Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).

Baffert said that everything is going smoothly with Juddmonte Farms’ champion colt, who will again meet two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, along with 10 other contenders, in the first running of the world’s richest horse race.





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Inaugural $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Draws International Interest


World’s Richest Race Carried Live in 122 Countries Worldwide

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – There will be a distinct international flavor to Saturday’s inaugural running of the world’s richest horse race, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

The 1 1/8-mile race, featuring a rematch between California Chrome and Arrogate will be carried live by 122 countries worldwide.





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Wednesday, January 25 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.25.


Once a Pegasus back-up, Imperative Lands in Poseidon
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $136,000 for Thursday’s Card

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Owner Ron Paolucci of Loooch Racing Stables said he and his partners were so invested in protecting their slot in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) that they privately purchased a back-up horse as insurance if anything went awry.

With Paolucci and his partners’ War Story among the 12 entrants in the world’s richest race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, their alternate, the 7-year-old Imperative, was entered in the inaugural running of the $400,000 Poseidon Handicap on the Pegasus undercard.





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Arrogate Gets First Look at Gulfstream with Wednesday Gallop


California Chrome Gallops, Schools in Paddock Before Sunrise

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Less than 15 hours after arriving in South Florida for his 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), Juddmonte Farms’ Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate got his first look at Gulfstream Park’s main track Wednesday morning.

The newly crowned champion 3-year-old male of 2016 stepped on the track at 7:53 a.m. with exercise rider Dana Barnes aboard, and looked strong throughout his 1 ½-mile gallop. Out at the same time were fellow Pegasus contenders Shaman Ghost and Eragon.

Video link to Arrogate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYv5iMl5Oc&feature=youtu.be

Drone Video of Arrogate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnEyiqQ9Bc&feature=youtu.be





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Monday, January 23 2017


Shaman Ghost works sharply for Pegasus World Cup (G1)


Stronach Stables’ 5-year-old breezes at Palm Meadows

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - The Stronach Stables-owned Shaman Ghost sped solo through a half-mile work in a bullet 47.70 at the Palm Meadows Training Center Sunday as he continues his preparations for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28.

With regular exercise rider Kelvin Pahal in the irons. Shaman Ghost galloped out five furlongs in 1:00.48, and recorded fractions of 11.88, 23.64, and 35.90, en route to the fastest time of 28 workers at the distance.

Video Link to work: https://youtu.be/qwuV_Rfmlck





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Leisurely Sunday for Two-Time Horse of the Year California Chrome


South Florida Well-Represented by Eclipse Award Winners

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year.

“I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a good thing I didn’t; he might have lifted me right off the ground.”





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Saturday, January 21 2017


Final career work for California Chrome


North America’s richest racehorse breezes for Pegasus World Cup (G1)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - In what was the final breeze of his storied career on the racetrack, California Chrome worked Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for his swan song, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28.

California Chrome, with regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney in the saddle, stepped onto the track at precisely 7:32, on a balmy morning in South Florida. After being backed-up the wrong way for a quarter-mile, Gladney turned the 6-year-old around and began to gallop past the clubhouse, where fans and horsemen looked on in eager anticipation of the final breeze from North America’s richest racehorse.





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Friday, January 20 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.20.17


Rainbow 6 Carryover of $45,000 for Saturday Program
Breakfast at Gulfstream and California Chrome Saturday Morning

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream's 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday creating a jackpot carryover of $45,677.54 for Saturday’s 12-race program.

Multiple tickets sold with all six winners Friday returned $3,620.52.





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Gulfstream News & Notes:  Fri 1/20


Poseidon Possible for G1-Placed Cherry Wine Pending Saturday Work
Moment of Delight Ready for Debut in Sunshine Millions Distaff
Winter Vacation Nearly Over for Multiple Stakes Winner Cajun Delta Dawn

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –Cherry Wine ran with some of the best horses in the country last spring, finishing third in the Blue Grass (G1) and second by a nose over Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes (G1).

A since-corrected breathing issue was to blame when Cherry Wine’s form tailed off in the summer and he was well-beaten in his comeback off a three-month layoff in late November, leaving trainer Dale Romans to look ahead to a 2017 campaign.






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A Day of Stars at Gulfstream Park


Public Invited to California Chrome's Final Workout Saturday
Sunshine Millions Leads Saturday's 12-Race Program
Stars Come Out Saturday Night for Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will play host to the stars from morning until evening Saturday.

The day will begin at 7 a.m. with Breakfast at Gulfstream which will feature the final public workout of California Chrome's career as he prepares for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream.

California Chrome is scheduled to work with exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at approximately 7:30 a.m. The 6-year-old chestnut will be the only horse on the track during the work.





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Thursday, January 19 2017


Hoppertunity, Stanford, Charming Kitten on Pegasus Undercard


111 Horses Nominated for Five Supporting Stakes (Video Links)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Hoppertunity leads a group of graded stakes winners that are among the 111 horses nominated to the five supporting stakes races, three of them graded, on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational program on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.





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Monday, January 16 2017


Gulfstream Today 1.16.17


Monday’s Rainbow 6 Solved for $72,179 Jackpot Payoff
Super Hi-5 Carryover of $8,289 Slated for Wednesday’s 1st Race

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved for the second time in three racing days Monday at Gulfstream Park, producing a jackpot payoff of $72,179.58.

The winning combination of 3-6-2-6-9-8 was completed in the 11th and final leg when the first-place finisher No. 3 Tale of Preseli was disqualified and placed fifth for interference, elevating runner-up No. 8 Falina’s Song ($62.80) to first place. Falina’s Song was one of three horses eligible to crack the jackpot.





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