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The Pegasus World Cup and Pegasus Invitational Turf are now strictly invitational events with reduced purses.

The centerpiece dirt event carries a purse of $ 3million and the grass race is now worth $1 million.

The expensive buy-in entry fees have been eliminated. Further, these races will be conducted as Lasix-free races.

Our take on this tomorrow; stay tuned.

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  1. I understand and applaud Belinda Stronach’s concerns with safety and her effort to further drug free racing.

    But it’s not wise to change the conditions of the Pegasus so late in the game. A more prudent move would have been to use this year’s Pegasus to announce new conditions starting with next year’s Pegasus.

    My concern is that there will be no next year’s Pegasus because of the blowback to this year’s new conditions and reduced purses. It looks like Maximum Security will be going elsewhere and probably Tax, too. Those are the likely defections announced in the first 12 hours.

    Also let’s keep in mind racing’s often forgotten component–the fans. At the very least Gulfstream should offer refunds of the exorbitant admission prices to anyone who requests it.

    I’ll look forward to your take tomorrow.

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