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Pegasus Stakes

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Inaugurated  1981
Surface  Dirt
Purse  150,000 USD
Location  Monmouth Park Racetrack Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance  One and one-sixteenth miles (8.5 furlongs)

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The Pegasus Stakes is an American Grade III Thoroughbred horse race run annually in June at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey.


An event for three-year-olds of either gender, it is contested at a mile and an sixteenth (eight and a half furlongs) on the dirt, and currently offers a purse of $150,000.

There was no race run in 2003 and the 2007 was held at Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands' sister track, on the Breeders' Cup undercard. It was again run at Monmouth Park in 2010 to the present.

It was formerly run at a distance of 1 18 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 9 and 8.5 Furlongs)

  • 1:45.40 - Forty One Carats (1999)
  • 1:40.80 - Flying Chevron (1995)
  • Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Jose Santos (1987, 1991, 2002)
  • 3 - Edgar Prado (1994, 2004, 2006)
  • Most wins by a trainer:

  • 4 - Scotty Schulhofer (1983, 1987, 1991, 1992)
  • 4 - Todd Pletcher (2005, 2008, 2013, 2016)
  • Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - William H. Perry (1991, 1992)
  • References

    Pegasus Stakes Wikipedia

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