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.