Month: January 2019

Pegasus World Cup post position draw details; how to watch – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Eclipse Sportswire Entries will be taken and post positions drawn Tuesday for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series races set for Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The draw, to be held inside Frankey’s Sports Bar at Gulfstream Park, begins at 11:30 a.m. ET and can be viewed at both  gulfstreampark.com and facebook.com/gulfstreampark. Breeders’ Cup…

Betting a Speed and Class Standout in the Smarty Jones Stakes

Last month at Fair Grounds, a promising young colt by the name of Gray Attempt left little doubt about his superiority over a quality field in the Dec. 22 Sugar Bowl Stakes. Breaking alertly and seizing command right after the start, Gray Attempt set a steady pace and held on down the homestretch to win…

Hirsch Jacobs: King of the Claimers 

One was a devoted family man, the other a confirmed bachelor. One was born to an immigrant tailor in New York City and raced pigeons as a youngster, the other might have stepped from the cast of “Guys and Dolls,” the Broadway musical. Hirsch Jacobs was a bright-faced, redheaded trainer who possessed steely determination and…

Horses Healing Veterans: The Man O’ War Project

There are many therapies for military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but none is entirely effective. The Man O’ War Project hopes to change that. The Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a first-of-its-kind clinical research study evaluating the effectiveness of equine-assisted therapy at treating PTSD in…

2019 PEGASUS CUP TIPS: Oddsmakers Say It’s a Two-Horse Race

Pegasus Cup Tips and Picks

by: Rich Bieglmeier With MCKINZIE jockey Mike Smith saying, “We thought about taking him [MCKINZIE] to the Pegasus but he won’t run there now. Instead we’ll go for a prep race in America and, depending on how he goes, we’ll decide whether to take him over to Dubai,” the field for the 2019 PEGASUS CUP…