HORSE RACING | Jack Wolf talks Pegasus World Cup

01/24/2017 07:30 PM

In a sport deeply rooted in tradition and history, it’s rare when a horse racing event completely reinvigorates the sport. But that is happening this weekend with the first running of the Pegasus World Cup , a race for thoroughbred 4 years old and up with a purse of $12 million.

It is the richest race in history, and features some very familiar horses. Two-time horse of the year and 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the current favorite, but will have to outrun Arrogate, the horse that beat Chrome in the 2016 Breeder’s Cup Classic.

It takes place in Florida, at Gulfstream Park, and one of the people to get this event off the ground is Starlight Racing founder Jack Wolf. We spoke with Wolf about the event, and the anticipation to make a brand new mark in a very old sport.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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