A Pegasus for the Rest of Us

Once upon a time, Frank Costanza looked around, saw some people fighting over a doll in a toy store, and came up with the idea of Festivus, a substitute for Christmas that featured such things as the airing of grievances, feats of strength and a pole instead of a tree.

Once upon a time, another fellow named Frank looked around, saw the need for a major event post-Breeder’s Cup and pre-Triple Crown, and came up with the idea of the Pegasus World Cup. The Pegasus was a $12 million race where a dozen stakeholders would foot the bill and fans would be charged up to $775 for a ringside seat.

Once upon a time, 63 million geographically-correct Americans looked around, saw a crumbling country, and voted Donald Trump into the White House.

One of these things had us absolutely rolling on the floor; another has come to fruition and will be run on January 28 at Gulfstream Park; and the other is from an episode of “Seinfeld”.

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Attention Andy (A-List) Asaro and Vic (Goofontheroof) Stauffer – There is an opening on Santa Anita Fight Night II, set for February 18 at The Great Racing Place.

Already scheduled are Jon (Sheets) Hardoon vs. Aaron (Handicapper's Report) Hesz, and Ronda Rousey vs. Kathy Walsh.

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Unique Bella’s victory in Sunday’s Santa Ynez Stakes was the most impressive 88 Beyer Speed Rating we’ve ever witnessed.

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In case you missed it, Bob Baffert addressed those rumors about not having his heart in running Arrogate in the Pegasus Super Tremendous Terrific World Cup Invitational in two and a half weeks.

He told us Monday, “Lot of speculation going on because I don't talk about it too much. I'm all in to go. Ridiculous rumors going around.” He even added an LOL for good measure.

So much for our Arrogate-gate.

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