By Amy Owens —-
LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 24, 2017) – Keeneland sales graduates comprise seven of the 12 horses entered for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Headlining the Keeneland sales graduates are 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and champion 3-year-old male Arrogate, just named the 2016 World’s Best Racehorse by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities; Grade 1 stakes winner Keen Ice; and graded stakes winners Prayer for Relief and Breaking Lucky.
Two of the three horses on the also-eligible list – multiple graded stakes winners Stanford and Madefromlucky – are graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL (G1), Gulfstream, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up
ARROGATE, 4YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Bubbler ($560,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) O- Juddmonte Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert
PRAYER FOR RELIEF, 9YO horse by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil ($39,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- War Horse Place; $80,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- G.R. Aschinger (KY); T- Dale Romans
NEOLITHIC, 4YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Swingit ($460,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Starlight) O- Starlight Racing; B- Edwin Anthony (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
WAR STORY, 5YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Loooch Racing Stables, Ellis, Imaginary Stables & Weaver; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Mario Serey Jr.
SEMPER FORTIS, 4YO colt by Distorted Humor – Rebridled Dreams ($525,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Spendthrift Farm; Buyer- Beau Lane Bloodstock) O- Reddam Racing; B- Coffee Pot Stable (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
KEEN ICE, 5YO horse by Curlin – Medomak ($48,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Chesapeake Bloodstock; $120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
BREAKING LUCKY, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Shooting Party ($100,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cara Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms; B- Christine Hayden (ON); T- Reade Baker
STANFORD (AE), 5YO horse by Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor ($120,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Dona Licha Stables) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith & Stonestreet Stables; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
MADEFROMLUCKY (AE), 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Home From Oz ($70,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Crupi New Castle Farm) O- Cheyenne Stables & Mac Nichol; B- RMF Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
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