KnicksGo wins $3 million Pegasus World Cup, Liam's $1M in Turf - Sports history


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Sunday, January 24, 2021

KnicksGo wins $3 million Pegasus World Cup, Liam's $1M in Turf

 Knicks Go wins $3M Prizes Pegasus World Cup 2021,  Colonel Liam's pockets cash $1M in Turf (G1), winners, purse.

Knicks Go, with Joel Rosario riding, scores a gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup. 

Strong favored Knicks Go leapt out of the gate and scored a wire-to-wire victory at the $3 million Pegasus World Cup in Gulfstream Park, securing himself an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup in February. The Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey finalist Joel Rosario was on the irons. 

Knicks Go has been on fire since switching to Brad Cox, the finalist for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer. The Pegasus World Cup was his fourth consecutive victory since winning the Dirt Mile Breeders' Cup last time.

 Pegasus World Cup 2021 Invitational & Turf Invitational (G1) races results, winners, purse, prize money. 

Korea Racing Authority owns Knicks Go, a 5-year-old son of Paynte, and it is named not for the New York Knicks, but for the KRA Genetics Program. 

Jesus' Team crossed the wire of the second, third place finisher of Independence Hall's.

 Knicks Go finished the distance in 1:47.89 on the sprint race, winning the estimated Beyer Speed Figure 108 that matches the amount he earned for his Dirt Mile triumph.

One race earlier in the morning, Colonel Liam's favorite line went down the home stretch to take the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) in his first-ever game. He paid $7.00 for the victory, $4.20 for the position and $3.20 for the presentation. 

This is the trainer/coach Todd Pletcher's first victory of the race. Eclipse finalist Irad Ortiz Jr. was on board. Ortiz Jr. has secured the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Turf with Bricks and Mortar. 

The four-year-old colt, owned by Robert E. And Lawana L. Low secured an automatic entrance to the $1 million Middle Distance Turf Handicap, the $20 million Saudi Cup undercard race. 

Pletcher also finished second, finisher Largent, Mike Maker's Cross Border reveals finishing third.

 This was the third running of the Pegasus Turf. The winner of the 2019 inaugural over a soggy course was Bricks and Mortar, the eventual Horse of the Year, while the winner last January was Zulu Alpha, a finalist in the older turf-horse category at the upcoming 2020 Eclipse Awards.

Most Recent Pegasus World Cup winners

Year  -- Horse/Trainer Beyer

2021 Knicks Go  --   Brad Cox  -  108

2020 Mucho Gusto  --   Bob Baffert   - 107 

2019 City of Light  --   Michael McCarthy  -  112 

2018 Gun Runner  --   Steve Asmussen  -  120 

2017 Arrogate  --   Bob Baffert  - 119

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