Pegasus World Cup Remains ‘Targeted Race’ For Virginia-Bred Stellar Wind

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 3rd. Virginia-bred Stellar Wind  looks as if she will compete in the world’s richest thoroughbred race — the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup — Saturday January 27th at Gulfstream Park. The entire card will be available to watch and wager at the Virginia Bets OTBs: Breakers Sports Grille and Ponies & Pints in Richmond, and at Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake.  

Champion Stellar Wind remains on course for a start in the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.

The Daily Racing Form reports that the chestnut mare is currently in training with trainer Chad Brown at Palm Meadows.

Virginia-bred Stellar Wind at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the 2017 Keeneland November sale. The original plan was to retire her and breed her to American Pharoah this year. However, the plan changed shortly after purchasing the mare, and she was instead sent to Brown in Florida.

“She continues to train well, and as of now, we’re moving forward towards the targeted race, which is the Pegasus,” Brown told the Form.

“She’s scheduled to do a little more, have a little more serious workout this weekend, and we’ll really know where we stand with her after that.”