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Pegasus Stakes

Grade III race
Pegasus Stakes
Location Meadowlands Racetrack
East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Meadowlands Racetrack
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Pegasus Stakes is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in October at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

An event for three-year-olds of either gender, it is contested at a mile and an eighth (nine furlongs) on the dirt, and offers a purse of $250,000.

There was no race run in 2003 and the 2007 edition was held at Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands' sister track, on the Breeders' Cup undercard.

In 1995 and 1996 the race was run at a distance of 11/16 miles. The 1996 edition was raced on the turf course.

Sally Bailie became the first woman trainer in the history of American Thoroughbred racing to win a $200,000 race when she captured the 1982 edition of the Pegasus Handicap with Fast Gold.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:45.40 - Forty One Carats (1999)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - William H. Perry (1991, 1992)







2010 Afleet Express Javier Castellano Jimmy Jerkens Gainesway Farm/Cherry 1:45.44
2009 Bad Action David Cohen Gary Contessa Winning Move Stable/Robbins/Kaplan 1:49.16
2008 Atoned Chris DeCarlo Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:49.4
2007 Actin Good Cornelio Velasquez Robert Dibona Leo-Sag Stables et al. 1:51.54
2006 Diamond Stripes Edgar Prado Rick Dutrow Four Roses Thorougbreds 1:47.30
2005 Magna Graduate John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Elizabeth H. Alexander 1:47.40
2004 Pies Prospect Edgar Prado Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 1:48.40
2003 no race
2002 Regal Sanction Jose Santos James A. Jerkens Susan & John Moore 1:49.80
2001 Volponi Shaun Bridgmohan Philip G. Johnson Amherst & Spruce Pond 1:46.80
2000 Kiss A Native Mickey Walls David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:48.20
1999 Forty One Carats Jorge Chavez David Fawkes J. Hammer/W. New 1:45.40
1998 Tomorrows Cat Joe Bravo Mark A. Hennig Zuckerman/Casby 1:46.80
1997 Behrens Jerry Bailey H. James Bond William Clifton Jr. 1:46.60
1996 Allied Forces Richard Migliore Kiaran McLaughlin A. Al Tayer 1:47.00
1995 Flying Chevron Robbie Davis James J. Toner Kimran Stable 1:40.80
1994 Brass Scale Edgar Prado Charles Peoples B. Sharp 1:49.20
1993 Diazo Laffit Pincay, Jr. Bill Shoemaker Allen E. Paulson 1:47.00
1992 Scuffleburg Julie Krone Scotty Schulhofer William H. Perry 1:49.00
1991 Scan Jose Santos Scotty Schulhofer William H. Perry 1:46.40
1990 Silver Ending Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally A. Costanza/McAnally 1:47.20
1989 Norquestor Julie Krone Hubert Hine S. C. Savin 1:49.60
1988 Brian's Time Angel Cordero, Jr. John M. Veitch Joan W. Phillips 1:47.00
1987 Cryptoclearance Jose Santos Scotty Schulhofer Philip Teinowitz 1:48.60
1986 Danzig Connection Pat Day Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:49.00
1985 Skip Trial Jean-Luc Samyn Hubert Hine Mrs. Ben Cohen 1:51.00
1984 Hail Bold King Jorge Velasquez William E. Burch C. V. Whitney 1:49.20
1983 World Appeal Antonio Graell Scotty Schulhofer E. D. Kohr, Sr. 1:46.60
1982 Fast Gold Jean-Luc Samyn Sally A. Bailie Aisco Stable 1:49.00
1981 Summing George Martens Laz Barrera Charles T. Wilson Jr. 1:51.00



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